It's not so challenging, Nathan -we just need to make a copy of a full backup for each language version, we have and store it in the country/countries where the language is spoken. This avoids any bias in the selection.
Regards, Sir48-Thyge 2017-01-28 2:12 GMT+01:00 Nathan <nawr...@gmail.com>: > Romaine makes some good points. There is a legitimate concern that the turn > to populism and unpredictability threatens the environment in which > Wikimedia operates, and its only reasonable to consider a move of core > assets somewhere safer from the unspooling of Western social fabric. > Perhaps the Netherlands is a good alternative, although Geert Wilders is > quite popular there... The United Kingdom, perhaps? Yet with Brexit and > UKIP, one wonders how safe Wikimedia would be there. Perhaps France, if not > for Marine Le Pen... This is more challenging than I expected. Where will > we find some place that is protected from the pernicious threats that beset > the Wikimedia Foundation in the United States? > > On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 10:33 PM, Romaine Wiki <romaine.w...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > Today I was reading in the (international) news about websites with > > knowledge on the topic of climate change disappear from the internet as > > result of the Trump administration. The second thing I read is that > before > > something can be published about this topic, the government needs to > > approve this. > > > > Do you realise what the right word for this is? censorship. > > Even if it is only partially. > > > > Luckily there are many scientists working on getting all the data abroad, > > out of the US to ensure the research data is saved, including on servers > in > > the Netherlands where Trump (hopefully) has no reach. > > > > In the past week I was reading about the Internet Archive organisation, > who > > is making a back up in Canada because of the Trump administration. I did > > not understood this, you may call me naive, but now I do understand, > > apparently they have some visionary people at the Internet Archive. > > > > I miss a good answer to this situation from the Wikimedia Foundation. > > > > Trump is now promoting harassment and disrespect, already for some time, > > > > What signal is given to the rest of the world if an America based > > organisation is spreading the thought of a harassment free Wikipedia and > > the free word, while the president of the US is promoting harassment, > > disrespect and censorship on a massive scale. > > > > This is just the first week of this president! > > > > I am 100% sure everyone in the Wikimedia movement is willing to make sure > > Wikimedia faces no damage whatsoever, including in WMF, but to me this > > still starts to get concerning. > > > > If we as Wikimedia movement think that free knowledge, free speech, > freedom > > of information, etc are important, I would think that the location where > > the organisation is based is that country where liberty is the largest, I > > do not know where this is but it is definitely not the US. > > > > To my impression WMF is stuck in the US, so I do not believe they would > > actually move when the danger grows. > > > > But I think it is possible to make sure risks are spread over the world. > > Certainly as we are an international movement that intends to cover the > > knowledge of the whole humanoid civilisation. > > > > To come to a conclusion, I think WMF and the Wikimedia movement should > > think about a back-up plan if it actually goes wrong. > > > > > > If you do not agree with me: that is perfectly fine, that's your right > and > > should be protected. > > > > Thank you. > > > > Romaine > > _______________________________________________ > > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > > wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>