[Foundation-l] Is popularity a good thing for us?

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Sun Dec 16 23:15:00 UTC 2007

On Dec 16, 2007 6:02 PM, Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org> wrote:
> On Dec 16, 2007 3:10 PM, Delirium <delirium at hackish.org> wrote:
> > But so far that seems to be getting started fairly slowly, especially as
> > regards other nonprofit organizations doing something interesting with
> > our content. Why this is I'm not entirely sure. Is it that nobody has
> > good ideas? Or they find the format we provide our dumps in too
> > intimidating? Or they want more filtered/stable content? Or they lack
> > money? Etc.
> >
> Some of these are en.wikipedia specific, but...
> The license sucks.  There hasn't been a valid full history dump in
> months.  Live feeds are hard to get and are probably too expensive.
> It's too likely there are copyright violations, libel, and other
> illegal content in Wikipedia, and redistributors would have a harder
> time asserting DMCA and/or Section 230 protection (if they can at
> all).  Live mirroring is forbidden.
> Those are my main reasons.
Oh yeah, I forgot another big one.  The content contains some really
vulgar stuff, which isn't tagged in any way.

None of these alone are really showstoppers.  In fact, fixing any
single one of them would probably go a long way.

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