[erlang-questions] Project volunteers
Mon Jun 30 12:52:11 CEST 2008
On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 12:50 PM, Joe Armstrong <> wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> I've been at the erlang exchange and come back with a headful of ideas.
> I have an idea for a fun project.
> Make an offline stand-alone version of the wikipedia for places
> without internet access.
> Distribute to the world.
> I thought to use the following:
> - erlang
> - coutchDB
> - mochiWeb
> Jobs to do:
> - convert wikipedia dumps (mySQL format) to coutchDB
> - make rendering engine to convert wiki text to HTML
> - compress data dumps to make entiore wikipedia as small as possible
> - shoehorn into a low-power "one laptop for every child" computer
> - make distruibution package
> - release manager (set up groups)
> - write documentation
<newbie>I can't see why Erlang is the right tool for the job. Can you
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