--- Pawe³ Dembowski <fallout(a)lexx.eu.org> wrote:
Why not having the current version as the default at
a link to the stable version *and* a separate website where only the
stable versions are displayed - maybe a revival of nupedia.org
joke intended, it would be like a homage, IMHO).
I suggested exactly that same thing a couple years ago when we were talking about the
that Larry Sanger wanted to start. Nothing ever came of those talks, however.
Such a separate site could also have adverts on it whose revenue would go to the
would simply be a mirror that we controlled and would benefit from.
This way we keep adverts off of Wikipedia but still get the benefit of it. Granted, it
will take a
long time before nupedia.org
became highly ranked enough to generate any significant
then, it will also take a long time before there are enough stable articles there to make
useful place to visit.
In fact, it might be best to create a separate non-profit organization that would manage
and distribute CDs/DVDs and print versions of Wikimedia content. That way Wikimedia could
concentrate on providing a forum for creating content and thus retain all the ISP-related
protections (ISPs are not considered to be publishers and thus are not liable for content
through their service).
All excess revenue from that separate organization would go to the Wikimedia Foundation to
support content creation.
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