On 30 November 2014 at 23:30, Mike Godwin <mnemo...@gmail.com> wrote:

> What's more--and this is central--Wikipedia Zero, by encouraging
> higher usage of Wikipedia without additional costs to users, actually
> increases demand on the mobile infrastructure. Providers will have to
> increase capacity to handle the increased demand. In the long run,
> this promotes overall increased internet access in the developing
> world. That is an unalloyed positive result, in my view.
> And the necessary build-out in capacity driven by Wikipedia Zero will
> make network neutrality--which I care deeply about--a more tenable
> policy in the developing world.


Do we have numbers showing this happening? If so, that's a powerful
story we could use.


> Trying to understand Wikipedia Zero as some kind of self-interested
> organizational move is a mistake, in my view. What it is, IMHO, is a
> logical development based on the core mission statement of Wikipedia.
> And in the long term it's actually helpful to the advancement of
> network neutrality without posing the anti-competitive risks that
> other zero-rated services may pose.


It's pretty clearly for the greater glory of free knowledge.

I wonder if we can get other free content along for the ride, get that
zero-rated too.


- d.

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