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

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Tue May 5 14:13:01 UTC 2009

2009/5/5 Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+wikilist at gmail.com>:

> Of course, since all of Wikimedia's data is freely available, anyone
> else who'd like to store it in some durable form for any sum of money
> is absolutely free to do so.  Or they could give Wikimedia a directed
> grant.  But it would be a waste of Wikimedia's money.

The best way is to make archives readily available so there are *lots*
of copies.

So first we need good dumps for people to make lots of copies of ...

There are people like the Internet Archive as well. We should be
making sure they have a copy of every database dump in their

- d.

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