[Foundation-l] what do we do in the event the Foundation fails? - Re: Pol...

Sage Ross ragesoss+wikipedia at gmail.com
Thu Apr 19 20:37:19 UTC 2007

On 4/19/07, Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net> wrote:
> Erik Moeller wrote:
> >On 4/19/07, Lars Aronsson wrote:
> >
> >
> >>Instead of that being a risk, I think it could be a successful
> >>strategy. Lose it, drop it. Shake off all this hype that currently
> >>surrounds Wikipedia. We could get away from discussing money and
> >>lawyers and instead we could focus on how to write a better
> >>encyclopedia.
> >>
> >>
> >Not a terrible idea - let's put Wikipedia's brand & domain on eBay and
> >use the money for some serious innovation. ;-) Unfortunately, the hype
> >about doing such a ridiculous thing would be so great that we'd be
> >faced with the same growing pains a few months down the line ...
> >
> The idea is so outrageous that it might work.  The new venture could
> start with a couple billion in the bank.  The databse itself would not
> be saleable, and we might need to strip out the old names and logos.
> The publicity surrounding the event would also give a boost to the new
> venture under a new name, and it would carry on just the way we have.
> Of course, the money in the bank could attract a few individuals whose
> primary reason for living is spending other people's money.
> Sounds like fun. :-$
> Ec

And then we could move all the servers and all the legal entities to
Kinakuta, and set up shop at www.wikipedia.kk.  Sounds like a plan.


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