[erlang-questions] Project volunteers

Aur Saraf <>
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
elaborate?</newbie>

 -- Aur



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