[Foundation-l] [announcement] new staff member in business development

Anthony wikilegal at inbox.org
Sun May 20 13:57:02 UTC 2007

On 5/20/07, Robert Leverington <lcarsdata at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On 20/05/07, Anthony <wikilegal at inbox.org> wrote:
> > 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
> > access.
> We are not disagreeing with your ideas, I am sure they could work, but
> consider how much money starting up a project like that would cost. At
> the moment the servers for the current wikis aren't good enough - let
> alone thousands of other websites using who know how much storage and
> CPU.
All the WMF would have to do is offer a datafeed at cost.  Then let
someone else run the toolserver.  The storage required would only need
to hold a single copy of the data.  CPU scale about linerally, but you
could hold a lot of users on a single machine.

Hell, if the WMF will give me a datafeed at twice its cost without any
restrictions on reselling it, I'll set it up myself.


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