⚠️ Encyclopedia Dramatica is currently being restored by automated scripts ⚠️
There's been a lot of questions as to what's going on with the site and what comes next. So we have this (ordered) roadmap of what's being worked on and what's to come. This will be updated until the roadmap is complete as Æ has a lot of missing features and ideas that I'd like to fix in regards to its offerings before I implement big plans for the site's popularity and well-being in 2021.
Content restoration (Mostly done, few things missing that will be restored sporadically) Image restoration (Being run in background, nothing I can do cept wait)
Æ Imageboard (Currently being worked on)
Mediawiki upgrade and backend fixes
.onion domain for Tor-friendly editing and viewing
CSS overhaul (Fixing things like the videos on mobile, and overall a rehaul of the wiki's look to be more friendly to readers)
Paid bounty board for new articles (Won't be managed by me for legal reasons however I will ensure it runs smoothly)
Anonymous phone # service for those seeking ban evades from Twitter as well as a phone number not tied to their name (more details at launch)
Currently we are nearing our annual LLC renewal fee ($650) as well throwing the funds required for these other changes and aspects. If you would like to support Æ consider purchasing a copy of The Hustler's Bible or securing some Merch. Donating is also appreciated however I would rather give something back as per the two options above.
If you have any questions you can join our public Telegram chat to DM me privately or @ me in chat.
You can also email me via [email protected]
Merch notes: Thank you to all who have purchased merch. We will ship late January or mid February depending on our provider's speed.
Here's to setting the world on fire in 2021!
Oracle Corporation is a globe-spanning, company-consuming machine with an unquenchable appetite. Good software companies go in one end, and cash flows out the other. Poor, overpriced software is a byproduct of this process. Larry Ellison was Oracle's dictator until 2014. In 2010, Oracle officially replaced Micro$oft as the evil empire. Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems and decided to destroy its legacy from the inside out.
Dismantling Sun's fresh corpse
Drama erupted in 2009, when Oracle and Sun entered into discussion about acquisition. Although the United States quickly approved the deal, Oracle had a tougher time having the deal approved in Europe. Meanwhile, Monty Widenius, one of MySQL's core founders, objected. He didn't want Oracle to have their dirty, little hands on his mind child. HelpMySQL was created as a result. Unfortunately, the petition didn't work, so Widenius decided to create a MySQL fork called MariaDB.
In late 2012, Wikimedia began to move from MySQL to MariaDB.
On August 13, 2010, an internal memo for Oracle's secret plans for OpenSolaris was leaked:
All of Oracle’s efforts on binary distributions of Solaris technology will be focused on Solaris 11. We will not release any other binary distributions, such as nightly or bi-weekly builds of Solaris binaries, or an OpenSolaris 2010.05 or later distribution. We will determine a simple, cost-effective means of getting enterprise users of prior OpenSolaris binary releases to migrate to S11 Express.
Oops. So that's why new test versions of OpenSolaris 2010 weren't released. We've been pondering about why since July. Oracle basically wants its hardcore fans to switch to the paid, closed version.
This led to the rise of Illumos Foundation and their OpenIndiana operating systems.
On September 28, 2010, some disgruntled OpenOffice.org developers formed The Document Foundation and created a new OpenOffice.org fork called LibreOffice. TDF extended an open hand toward Oracle, but Oracle would have none of that and told them to resign from the company.
On June 1, 2011, Oracle announced its donation of OpenOffice to Apache.
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