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

Anthony wikilegal at inbox.org
Mon May 21 11:40:38 UTC 2007

On 5/20/07, Jimmy Wales <jwales at wikia.com> wrote:
> On May 20, 2007, at 10:27 AM, Anthony wrote:
> > Any idea how much the cost is to the WMF to add a datafeed client?  As
> > I've said, I'm willing to put my money where my mouth is.  Give me a
> > datafeed, at 2x cost, with no restrictions on reselling it.  I'll set
> > up a non-profit organization dedicated to distributing the data, and
> > I'll take out a $25,000 personal loan at prosper.com which I'll turn
> > around and reloan to the non-profit at the same interest rate.  I'll
> > then set up a server with a MySQL database containing the data and
> > offer shell accounts on the server for $10/month.
> >
> > Deal?
> Honest to god, and I am not a relgious man, I hope the Foundation
> takes you up on this bluff,

Good, that's one board member down.  Any other takers?

I'm sure as one of the 100 most influential people in world you could make
it happen.  Use that persuasive power.  It should be a no-lose offer for


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