[Foundation-l] getting Wikipedia to the 5.2 billion people who can't access it

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Sun May 31 16:37:00 UTC 2009

2009/5/31 Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org>:
> If you watched the Wave presentation you'll see that there is quite a bit of
> edit conflict handling already built in (they showed three people editing
> the same page simultaneously).

I did watch it. That was live, they could see each other editing and
avoid each other. There was no conflict. You are talking about people
without live internet connections.

>> All people reading Wikipedia need is a plain HTML file per article, nothing
>> more.
> Easier said than done, though.  The static HTML Wikipedia dumps haven't been
> updated since June 2008.  With Wave, updates are instantaneous.

MediaWiki updates are instantaneous. Where is the improvement in
people reading Wikipedia via Wave?

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