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Skal WikiPedia lukke ned om 3 - 4 måneder?[redigér wikikode]

Ifølge af en engelsk kilde, skulle Wikipedia lukke ned pga. Økonomiske oversager on 3 - 4 måneder.

Den engelske kilde

It would be the end of one of the greatest Web domains every created on the Internet. Wikimedia says funding issues could force it to shut down in less than half a year.

"It seems that Florence Devourad, chairwoman of the Wikipedia Foundation, has warned the audience this morning...that they need more funds to keep servers up and running," writes one blogger in a recent post.

According to news coming from the blogosphere, the popular Web-based encyclopedia Wikipedia might be in some financial trouble that could result in disaster for millions of online folk who now call Wikipedia their online resource for everything.

“At this point, Wikipedia has the financial ressources to run its servers for about 3 to 4 months," Devourad said. "If we do not find additional funding, it is not impossible that Wikipedia might disappear”.

The announcement was made at Lift07, a conference about technology.

As this author notes, it's a good example of how difficult it is to find a viable business model in the days of the Internet.

There are a number of sites reporting this, but I'm not entirely certain about this story yet. Anyone who finds more up-to-date info is welcome to post more links below.

Here's to hoping something can be done to save the Wikis.


- Dette kan selvfølgelig blot være rygter, men alligevel ville jeg spørge, om nogen kunne bekræfte noget? Og når det skulle starte op igen, om de så har taget en backup? (Hvilket jeg regner stærkt med)

--Grey-Fox 12. feb 2007 kl. 12:56 (CET)

Hvis historien står til troende (hvad jeg ikke ved om den gør), er det værre endnu: Det er ikke *i* 3-4 måneder, men *om* 3-4 måneder... --Palnatoke 12. feb 2007 kl. 13:00 (CET)
En bruger spørger Anthere om det samme: en:User talk:Anthere#Your IMMEDIATE response is suggested. --Palnatoke 12. feb 2007 kl. 13:04 (CET)

Det væreste er, at vi kun kan håbe på det bedste! --Grey-Fox 12. feb 2007 kl. 13:11 (CET)

På foundation-l svarer hun:
"The day the WMF will plan to close Wikipedia for lack of funds, believe me, you'll know. Before the press.
Will Wikipedia close in 4 months ? NO. NO. AND NO."
Det er naturligvis ikke det samme som at Wikipedia ikke kan bruge flere penge. :-) --Palnatoke 12. feb 2007 kl. 13:13 (CET)

Godt fund Palnatoke, nu kan man slappe af igen :-)

--Grey-Fox 12. feb 2007 kl. 13:16 (CET)