[Foundation-l] [announcement] new staff member in businessdevelopment

Casey Brown cbrown1023 at comcast.net
Sun May 20 13:46:21 UTC 2007

I disagree, it *is* fair to postpone projects for the good of and to insure
the longevity of the organization as a whole.  Otherwise, the effects of
these projects will be short-lived.


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On 5/20/07, GerardM <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hoi,
> What Anthony conveniently forgets is how we are going to pay for it all.

Pay for what?  The stuff that's being done now?  Donations are going
to pay for it.  For giving a datafeed to anyone in the world?  The
people receiving the datafeeds will pay for it.

Imagine being able to get cheap or even free hosting on a multi-user
server which has a live datafeed.  Toolserver has given us a glimpse
of the possibilites, now imagine if thousands of people had shell

> Yes, we want to get as much expose our data in as many ways as possible.
> That is something we agree on. Fact is that the WMF is underfunded, it
> do much more if it had money to act on its convictions.

Underfunded/overfunded is relative, but I do agree with you that the
WMF could do much more if it had more money.  But it's not fair to
artificially restrict current projects in order to get that money.


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