[Foundation-l] Why not use Nupedia.com instead? (was Re: A modest proposal: ads on wikipedia.com)

geni geniice at gmail.com
Sat May 5 16:31:40 UTC 2007

On 5/5/07, Daniel Mayer <maveric149 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I think it would be confusing to use wikipedia.com for this since the distinction is non-obvious
> to pretty much any non-geek. It is simply too fine a distinction.
> However, A long time ago, I had the same idea for the use of the Nupedia.com domain. If that were
> done by a spin-off of Wikimedia (let's call it Nupedia Publishing for the sake of conversion),
> then they could use that revenue to fund a printed/DVD version for sale and donate money back into
> Wikimedia. The relationship would be symbiotic and not dissimilar to the relationship between
> Linux distros and the Linux development community.
> Having a separate legal entity for publishing helps the Foundation avoid a lot of potential legal
> liability and keeps our goal on content production/improvement and the methods of dissemination
> that directly support content production/improvement (e.g. wikis on the Internet). Of course,

The odds of any such company being able to compete effectivly with
answers.com and the like are minimal.


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