david at fourkitchens.com
Tue Jan 2 13:57:15 UTC 2007
Storing Wikipedia is not the problem:
Teun Spaans wrote:
> A number of people answered this call. A summary of ideas from the dutch pub:
> * save money on bandwith by symplfying html. - however, I checked and
> html seems already pretty lean.
> * Save discspace by deleting older versions of articles - probably
> contradicts GFDL.
> * Make lists of charities. Foundation board is probably already doing this.
> * There were a number of people who suggested running selected commercial ads.
> * Distributed storage - technically probably not yet feasible
> * Grid computing
> * Publish thematical information as commercial books
> * Sell dvds, either whole encyclopedia or thematical
> * Make deals with clones or block them
> * Same for news agencies
> * Make bio info available for pda's. A lot easier to carry around than
> field guides
> * Asks subsidies from UN, EU and individual states.
> * Be more selective in accepting articles
> * Much of what we have is fancruft, and it seems fairly popular. Move
> all fanstuff to a separate project, outside wikipedia. Call if
> fanpedia or something. Let this project be more liberal in its
> acceptance of media, and let this project accept advertisements. This
> could probably support all wiki projects.
> * If images cost to much bandwidth, put a limit of 3 images / article.
> On 12/29/06, Jeff V. Merkey <jmerkey at wolfmountaingroup.com> wrote:
>> Old Chinese proverb:
>> "... no matter how loud the wind howls, the mountain cannot bow to it ..."
>> mountain = foundation
>> wind = people whining.
>> effe iets anders wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> Lots of people are yelling and shouting that the current vision and policy
>>> of the foundation is totally wrong. I would like to invite all these people
>>> and others to think about alternatives. We won't get rid of these ugly
>>> things (everybody agrees upon that, i guess) in the sitenotice without any
>>> serious alternatives. I already asked this in the Dutch Village Pump, I hope
>>> you will bring the question back to all your communities, to the places
>>> where is discussed about the sitenotice. I have myself troubles to come up
>>> with serious alternatives, so I hope you guys have one. And when you have
>>> one, then you can ideed start a discussion about which solution is better. I
>>> look forward to your ideas, and please keep the discussion about how bad the
>>> current solution is for other threads.
>>> Lodewijk / Eia
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