[Foundation-l] Long-term archiving of Wikimedia content

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Tue May 5 13:17:05 UTC 2009

2009/5/5 Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org>:
> On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 12:02 AM, Tim Starling <tstarling at wikimedia.org>wrote:
>> Personally I think it would be a waste of general funds, since I don't
>> expect we'll see the end of civilisation any time in the next year or
>> two.
> Umm, if civilization ends, we won't be around to see it, and the Wikimedia
> Foundation mission will have been fulfilled ("every single human being can
> freely share in the sum of all knowledge").
> No one is seriously suggesting using WMF funds for this nonsense, are they?

Certainly not large amounts of funds any time soon. If it could be
done for $5k, I'd recommend doing it with WMF funds. I might also
recommend doing it with WMF funds in 20 years when we have a massive
endowment paying all our running costs and get billions of dollars
donated a year. But right now we cannot justify the expense that would
almost certainly be required.

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