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

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Sun May 10 21:11:00 UTC 2009

On Sun, May 10, 2009 at 5:06 PM, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2009/5/10 Michael Peel <email at mikepeel.net>:
> > I don't want to restart this rather long (but very interesting)
> > topic, but I'd like to point out / remind people that a couple of
> > well-placed fires could wipe out most of wikipedia et al. as we
> > currently know it - surely the first priority, before thinking about
> > the real long term, is to sort that out? Remember the Library of
> > Alexandria...
> The new dumps are progressing very well. Presumably when they're done
> we can give the Internet Archive and any similar archivists a yell.

The private parts of the database are probably more valuable than the public
ones, though.

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