[Foundation-l] P2 - PEERPEDIA

Andrew Gray shimgray at gmail.com
Thu Jan 18 13:11:56 UTC 2007

On 18/01/07, thomasasta at gmx.net <thomasasta at gmx.net> wrote:
> hi anthere
> ok, no problem, I was upset, because agreeing on a (open search)
> project (wikiasari) means as well not to lauch third party projets
> with the same ideas and names just in time to disturb the agreement
> (wkiseek is bashing wikisari, if not the same people are running it).
> But that is market.

There is no such "agreement". Wikiasari does not exist, in any real
terms; it's a vague sketch of an idea. Neither 'wikiasari' or wikiseek
are operated by the Foundation, funded by the Foundation, or in any
way our problem. Nor - indeed - are they seeking to do the same thing;
one is a general-purpose search engine and one is tied to a specific
corpus. One has been in development for months; one has just magically
appeared in the last few weeks and is still being debated.

They are not run by the same people; they are not doing the same
thing; and yet you believe they are in conflict. You apparently seem
to believe that when one group of people have decided "we will create
an open search engine" without yet working out how it will work, a
timescale, a plan, anything... that every other search-engine project
in the world should down tools and not do anything until that's
finished. This is just bizzare, and completely at odds with the way
the development world works.

> Here: There was the post about a sub-project of the wikipedia to
> start an open search engine owned by the foundation.

There has never *been* such a project in the community. You fervently
want us to create one using your pet ideas, and you keep telling us
about it; please do not mistake this for support.

> we need no peerpedia domain or a project management, just 10.000
> Dollars for 50 desktop pc´s indexing wikipedia in an open source engine.

The Foundation has better things to spend ten thousand dollars on. We
*have* a freely available search engine, which indexes Wikipedia, and
is working well enough for now. Why should we spend money on something
else just because you shout about it?

- Andrew Gray
  andrew.gray at dunelm.org.uk

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