[Foundation-l] Request: WMF commitment as a long term cultural archive?

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 14:29:03 UTC 2011

On 2 June 2011 15:19, Fred Bauder <fredbaud at fairpoint.net> wrote:

> I think what needs to happen is to explore ways to cooperate using each
> institutions relative assets. That might include, for example, endowing
> Commons with assets sufficient to support long term archival services as
> well as a corporate commitment on the Foundation's part to fulfill such
> services on an institutional basis, read centuries...

One important plus point for WMF is that unlike, e.g. Flickr, we are
not subject to corporate whims. This means that our supply of a
service is not contingent on it turning a profit.

- d.

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