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

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Wed Apr 18 21:14:58 UTC 2007

Robert Leverington wrote:

>On 18/04/07, Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net> wrote:
>>David Gerard wrote:
>>>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.
Not just long-term users; they would need some tech savvy as well.  I 
would qualify as a long term user, but wouldn't have a clue about how to 
deal with the stuff if unfortunate circumstances did arise.


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