Wikimedia Fellowships/Project Ideas/peer2peer

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Lots of money goes into content serving. Could some of that be saved by operating Wikipedia similarly to peer-to-peer file sharing networks, e.g.: BitTorrent? Or would the latency be inacceptable for the readers? Other reasons against it?

Rationale[edit]

Saving money on servers and datacenters. Allowing people to donate bandwith not just money.

Idea submitted by[edit]

Peter Henrik Helfenbein (How many of you had this idea before me?)

Prospective fellows[edit]

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Endorsements[edit]

This section is for endorsements by people in the Wikimedia community. This is not a debate, vote, or poll, but it is a space for community members to describe in detail why they think a project idea is of value. Questions or concerns should go on the talk page. Endorsements by volunteers willing to work in collaboration with a fellowship recipient on a project are highly encouraged.