[Foundation-l] Decentralized data center Was: Politico: "Wikimedia foundation hires lobbyists on sopa, pipa"

cyrano cyrano.fawkes at gmail.com
Mon Jan 23 05:13:20 UTC 2012

What about sharing the whole databases among the millions of users, in
some p2p net with a lot of redundancies?, something like a dense, cloudy
internet of databases who remains whole even if it looses part of
itself? Does it sound unwordly?
It could be a good complement to the server based versions.

Le 22/01/2012 20:50, Jussi-Ville Heiskanen a écrit :
> The simple option that will just blow all this talk fo lobbying away,
> is to migrate outside US jurisdiction entirely. It does entail some
> costs, and may well not be optimal, on many fronts.
> A medium option is to do a plan on the lines of the actions that
> Google has already put into  force, of diversifying datacenters that
> have our non-fungible assets, so that for enforcement they would
> have to invade sovreign territory. But for a non-profit, our best line
> would be to say that we are making those plans, but actually want
> to keep the US have the PR benefit of being able to say that WMF
> like entities find the US best to be incorporated in. And then grin
> very hard, so they know we mean business. Follow up with saying
> the very real contingency plans can not wait on their realizing they
> have the wrong end of the stick, so we have to act now.
> So we will put a few fallback datacenters elsewhere, just so our
> various communities and chapters realize we aren't going to be
> bullied by US jurisdiction. But we have a much more expansive
> plan which we tell we will eventually realize. But the legislators
> in the US have to understand we are doing this all so they realize
> what they are working on is harmful to prosperity around the globe.
> And if they play ball, (we won't give a cent of tribute, sorry) we will
> not accelerate the rate at which we realize the full international
> nature of the Wikimedia Foundation.
> That is pretty much the line of "education" that might be effective,
> without costing the Foundation a single backhander.

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