[Foundation-l] Donation of DVDs to Wikimedia Foundation Projects

Oldak Quill oldakquill at gmail.com
Tue Jan 2 17:44:21 UTC 2007

On 02/01/07, Anthony <wikilegal at inbox.org> wrote:
> For something that huge though, bittorrent seems like a much smarter
> choice, especially if others could be convinced to act as seeds.

We just need to frame it as a form of donation (which it is): "If you
can't donate time or money to Wikimedia, please donate a little of
your bandwidth by becoming a BitTorrent seed."

HTTP is preferable as BitTorrent has a couple of problems. One problem
with using BitTorrent is that end-users will need to download and set
up software to receive the files. If seeders drop off, the file will
be unavailable for a time. How will we interface our official
BitTorrent downloads with our current file description pages?

Oldak Quill (oldakquill at gmail.com)

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