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

Mohamed Magdy mohamed.m.k at gmail.com
Sun Apr 22 10:43:35 UTC 2007

On 4/22/07, Walter Vermeir <walter at wikipedia.be> wrote:
> geni schreef:
> >
> > Overkill. For some reason we still hang on to wikipedia.com. Selling
> > or renting that would be a source of income while at the same time
> > giving us a fighting chance of reducing the number of times people use
> > the wrong domain when talking about us.
> Selling would be not very smart to do. Renting is better then doing
> nothing with it. But the best thing to do would to use it ourselves.
> The domain "wikipedia.com" is a potential goldmine for the Wikimedia
> Foundation.
> If it would be used for offering a good read only copy of Wikipedia
> *with* moderate advertisement it could be a nice source of income for
> the WMF.
> wikipedia.com -> read only with advertisement -> $$$ -> Good for
> everybody, maybe not need anymore to beg to the readers to give money
> wikipedia.org -> stays like it is

That is a good idea IMO

And may be make "Edit this page" edits the version on .org... but I wonder,
would it be efficient to mirror all the wikis real-time? or it would be an
old copy?

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