61 thoughts on “Wikipedia running out of cash?

  1. @31,

    Nos that is a good idea. I like it. The less that goes corporate, the better. I hate big business with a passion and the greed it represents. Wikipedia is one of the few Internet destinations besides craigslist that I use regularly. Craigslist is corporate, but they truly do it right. They haven’t sold out to ad vampires and other corporate scum wanting to make a buck.

  2. @31,

    Nos that is a good idea. I like it. The less that goes corporate, the better. I hate big business with a passion and the greed it represents. Wikipedia is one of the few Internet destinations besides craigslist that I use regularly. Craigslist is corporate, but they truly do it right. They haven’t sold out to ad vampires and other corporate scum wanting to make a buck.

  3. There are plenty of potential business models for Wikipedia that wouldn’t impact its neutrality, including grass roots fundraising by selling t-shirts and other swag that people could buy to make a contribution.

  4. There are plenty of potential business models for Wikipedia that wouldn’t impact its neutrality, including grass roots fundraising by selling t-shirts and other swag that people could buy to make a contribution.

  5. @29 The university hosting will never happen. All those kids on the campuses downloading free stuff? Heck, I’m sitting in a state library right now and security comes around and sees what you’re doing they’re so worried about bandwidth and the law. And this is with a pair of OC-192s into this campus.

  6. @29 The university hosting will never happen. All those kids on the campuses downloading free stuff? Heck, I’m sitting in a state library right now and security comes around and sees what you’re doing they’re so worried about bandwidth and the law. And this is with a pair of OC-192s into this campus.

  7. @28,

    No way… Ads are evil and corporate. We need something on the Internet besides craigslist that is social and ad-free.

    Like I said above, if I were Jimmy Wales, I would contact various universities and see if they would host Wikipedia for nothing, but allowing him to maintain control. This is a win-win, since Jimmy gets his bandwidth paid for and the university gets the pride of hosting such a profound social site used daily by millions. I would approach Europeans first, since they are more properly attuned to giving things away for free, which is the right thing to do in a case like this. Almost all European universties are heavily subsidized by the state, which is the way it should be in the US.

    I envy those Europeans who can attend university though the BS/BA level on the state’s dime. Sure they pay higher taxes, but at least they get a return on investment. Too many Americans are greedy for huge paychecks and they think the world owes them everything.

    It’s time the socialized aspect starting coming to the fore in the US. I’d gladly pay an additional 10% of my income in taxes to know I didn’t have to worry about medical needs or university fees. You may disagree, but that’s your right.

  8. @28,

    No way… Ads are evil and corporate. We need something on the Internet besides craigslist that is social and ad-free.

    Like I said above, if I were Jimmy Wales, I would contact various universities and see if they would host Wikipedia for nothing, but allowing him to maintain control. This is a win-win, since Jimmy gets his bandwidth paid for and the university gets the pride of hosting such a profound social site used daily by millions. I would approach Europeans first, since they are more properly attuned to giving things away for free, which is the right thing to do in a case like this. Almost all European universties are heavily subsidized by the state, which is the way it should be in the US.

    I envy those Europeans who can attend university though the BS/BA level on the state’s dime. Sure they pay higher taxes, but at least they get a return on investment. Too many Americans are greedy for huge paychecks and they think the world owes them everything.

    It’s time the socialized aspect starting coming to the fore in the US. I’d gladly pay an additional 10% of my income in taxes to know I didn’t have to worry about medical needs or university fees. You may disagree, but that’s your right.

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