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[[Consumerium]] must be able to do an '''[[XML]] dump''' of the [[Content Wiki]] and [[Opinion Wiki]] at any time, if the material in them is [[GFDL]]:
 
[[Consumerium]] must be able to do an '''[[XML]] dump''' of the [[Content Wiki]] and [[Opinion Wiki]] at any time, if the material in them is [[GFDL]]:
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The terms of the [[GFDL]] require certain access to [[source text]].  Any element of the [[GFDL text corpus]] must remain available in source form to anyone, and no page in it can be distributed without the URL of a source form that can be instantly retrieved by ''anyone''.  This includes those "banned" by the [[sysop power structure]].  Mediawiki provides this with "edit page" or "view source" links on every page, and the [[Special:Export]] facility in recent versions.
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The terms of the [[GFDL]] require certain access to [[source text]].  Any element of the [[GFDL text corpus]] must remain available in source form to anyone, and no page in it can be distributed without the URL of a source form that can be instantly retrieved by ''anyone''.  This includes those "banned" by the [[sysop power structure]].  Mediawiki provides this with the [[Special:Export]] facility in recent versions, and for unblocked IP's with "edit page" or "view source" links on every page.
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We have [[Special:Export|XML-export]] enabled for this [[Development Wiki]] since the upgrade to the new [[MediaWiki]]-software, but the only [[wiki]]-[[software]] that currently supports the import is [[GetWiki]]
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We have [[Special:Export|XML-export]] enabled for this [[Development Wiki]] since the upgrade to the new [[MediaWiki]]-software, but the only [[wiki]]-[[software]] that currently supports the import is [[GetWiki]].
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Some individual wikis may provide bulk releases in various formats as well, as we do. See [[MySQL dump]] for instructions on downloading.
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The GFDL guarantee also includes those who do not intend to use the mediawiki software. Bulk dumps are available only in [[MySQL dump]] format, which can be difficult software to run, and, is certainly not suitable for most purposes of a [[large public wiki]] (text searches, for instance, take an extraordinary amount of compute and disk time).