Hoi,
Remember Professor Tannenbaum of Minix fame. He also worked on distributed
Wikis.
http://fed.wiki.org/view/welcome-visitors/view/smallest-federated-wiki
Thanks,
     GerardM

On 3 February 2016 at 17:00, Tim Landscheidt <t...@tim-landscheidt.de> wrote:

> (anonymous) wrote:
>
> > […]
>
> > But 'getting big' is maybe not the most important thing in the world.
> > Working on our mission, is. And part of that, is security. The WMF is not
> > in this world to play the odds, but rather to ensure that knowledge is
> > freed, and stays free - most specifically by securing Wikipedia's
> continued
> > availability (at least, that is what our deck of cards looks like now).
>
> > Fully focussing on one sigle stream of money may indeed allow you to get
> > more out of it. But the question here is rather, how to you tackle the
> > situation when that stream dries up? And for that question,
> diversification
> > is actually key.
>
> > […]
>
> I don't agree with that.  From the Library of Alexandria to
> the Duchess Anna Amalia Library it has always been a mistake
> to keep knowledge in one place and try really hard to keep
> it from falling apart.  The biggest advancement in that
> field probably came from Gutenberg's press which allowed
> knowledge to be spread around and resist attempts of censor-
> ship.
>
> When cinema and television came along, the ancient pattern
> repeated: Cultural goods are lost today because the broad-
> casters put them in one vault and then did not maintain the
> fire alarm properly.
>
> We have the same issue now with streaming services: During
> dictatorships, you could hide books and jazz records.  Net-
> flix or YouTube just stops serving videos some entity does
> not like, and Amazon can wipe your Kindle clean of anything.
>
> So the diversification for the purpose of the advancement of
> knowledge should not lie in making WMF immortal, but ensur-
> ing that it survives WMF's death.
>
> Tim
>
>
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