[Foundation-l] Dealing with Live-mirrors
brock.weller at gmail.com
Wed May 30 07:25:15 UTC 2007
nor should we*
On 5/30/07, Brock Weller <brock.weller at gmail.com> wrote:
> We do not, nor should not, place advertising on our content, whether its
> only displayed on some connections or not. If others want to, ok, but we
> dont, because we create that content, and it gives the illusion of
> endorsement. This is a no go, in my eyes.
> On 5/30/07, Mathias Schindler <mathias.schindler at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi there,
> > I am not sure which would be the preferred mailing list for this kind
> > of a suggestion (wikitech, comcom, internal, this one) so I flipped
> > two coins.
> > As far as I know, we are constantly blocking people when they are
> > live-mirroring Wikipedia (instead of downloading the dump or
> > negotiating a data feed). Apart from that, there is no consequence for
> > the people running a live mirror. I remember at least one instance in
> > which the person running the mirror tried to change IP addresses
> > faster than they were blocked.
> > I can imagine that this is a time-consuming and sometimes frustrating
> > effort. My suggestion would be not to block these IP addresses any
> > more but to deliver slightly modified content to them, basically the
> > same Wikipedia text plus a ad banner or Google Adsense box right above
> > the text or next to it. That way, it would at least be of some sort of
> > reward for the foundation running the servers...
> > What do you think about it?
> > Mathias
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