[Foundation-l] what do we do in the event the Foundation fails? - Re: Policy governance ends

Platonides Platonides at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 22:07:12 UTC 2007

>>> Outboard 400GB USB disk: £70. Plug that in, BitTorrent dumps to it,
>>> have something which updates the dumps when there's a new one ...
>>> there should be enough people who can afford that to do it.
>>> At the moment I'm quite worried about Commons. The image dump is HUGE
>>> and I don't think there's been a good dump of it for a while. And
>>> 300-400GB of images is quite a lot for people to keep around casually.
>> Can it be segmented where no one person needs to protect the whole
>> thing.  Each person archiving would only need to keep downloading the
>> same predetermined part of the database.
> We could set up a page on meta to catalog who is keeping copies of
> what (seperate it by database) so we can know how safe each database
> is and users can volunteer to regularly download a copy of the one
> they choose. If say five or ten people (from different countries) had
> a copy of each (preferably long term users) we would probably be safe
> even as a result of a continent wide genocide.

Interesting. Copying one subfolder (1/256 of files) is much more 
But how would you /copy/ them? Server admin probably doesn't want users 
downloading those filesizes... Which goes to the imho original problem 
of not having image dumps.

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