[Foundation-l] 1 M dollars on Wikipedia Day (Fundraising... over)

"Thomas Müller" thomasasta at gmx.net
Tue Jan 16 16:26:40 UTC 2007

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Datum: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 09:22:05 +0100
Von: Anthere <Anthere9 at yahoo.com>
> Hello all,
> I was too tired yesterday to keep my eyes open and my hands typing, to 
> announce the end of our fundraising 1 Million Dollar for wikipedia :-)

Hi Anthere, 

thanks a lot for the announcement. As I see, the board meeting in amsterdam was useful as well. Between the lines I read, that a lot of discussion for financial questions and fundraising has been done.

Ok, Wikipedia ia a big dursty fish now. But I want to suggest, that as well it is discussed, how to get a higher quality standard and an continuous improvement of the status quo.

As already known, I think that not only in wikipedia edited knowledge is important, but as ell to make the whole editing in the web available for the wikipedia, which is the search for articles outside wikipedia.

So... the open source search-project from Jim is already launched, but again it do not want to get tired, to ask, if wikimedia and wikipedia are as well in the boat to finance a support for this open source search project to be an alternatove to gogle and yahoo. 

As on the other list discussed, the p2p search engine www.yacy.net is one option for this. Wikia has not decided for it yet, but it is clear to see, that a lot of users from this discussion group are already running a p2p web indexing node as you can see in the http://www.yacystats.de/ .

So.. three servers from wikia really do not matter, we have already 50 server-nodes added from the list by private activity to the network.

One big serverfarm is www.yacysearch.com , a big demopeer, which I am not related to, but it would be a good model, which wikia and wikipedia could follow.

Ok, back to the money. My vision is to have in each wikipedia language a search box for the articles outside the wikipedia, which is the web.

Now you can do this without running own servers.

here is the code, to add a search box to any homepage for this demopeer yacysearch.com

It would be a good project, to play around with this html code, I think yacysearch.com can handle the traffic - and it would be nice, to see wikimedia as well running a small farm of yacy servers to handle queries with a big local database.

So please, add some money to the servers and install some search-outside-nodes to the p2p network or play around with the following homepagecode

thanks a lot !



<table width="300" border="0" align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td>
    <form target="_top" class="search" action="http://yacysearch.com/yacysearch.html" method="get" name="searchform">
      <fieldset class="maininput">
      <table width="300" border="0" align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
<td width="70">
<img src="http://yacysearch.com/env/grafics/yacy.png" width="70" height="44" alt="YaCy" />
<td width="230">
        <input type="hidden" name="display" value="0" />
        <input name="search" id="search" type="text" size="24" maxlength="80" value="" />
        <input type="submit" name="Enter" value="Search" />
<br />
        <input type="radio"  name="urlmaskfilter" value=".*" checked="checked" />This Site&nbsp;
        <input type="radio"  name="urlmaskfilter" value=".*"  />The Internet&nbsp;

        <input type="hidden" name="former" value="" />
        <input type="hidden"  name="contentdom" value="text" />
        <input type="hidden" name="count" value="50" />
        <input type="hidden" name="resource" value="global" />
        <input type="hidden" name="time" value="3" />
        <input type="hidden" name="prefermaskfilter" value="" />
        <input type="hidden" name="indexof" value="off" />


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