[Foundation-l] Possibility of a git-based fully distributed Wikipedia

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 19:05:35 UTC 2008

On 18/02/2008, Domas Mituzas <midom.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello!
> > That's a lot of hard drive space! Is it practical to have a
> > distributed approach to a project as large as enwiki?
> Terabytes are cheap nowadays, aren't they?

By server standards, sure, not so much by desktop standards. There's
also the matter of downloading the whole thing - with a good broadband
connection, you're talking days, with a poor connection it's pretty
much impossible.

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