I understand that the blog post is part of an established genre of break-up posts with your favored FOSS project, so I am taking it with the appropriate grain of salt. However, I am a full-time cartographer and the post has dissuaded me from getting involved. The hidden gatekeepers are especially troubling.
--Tom On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 7:03 PM, Deborah Tankersley <dtankers...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > The server clusters that the WMF uses are on Wikitech and can be viewed > here: https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Clusters. > > Cheers, > > Deb > > > -- > > deb tankersley > > Program Manager, Engineering > > Wikimedia Foundation > > > On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 4:22 PM, Paul Norman <penor...@mac.com> wrote: >> >> On 2/23/2018 10:32 AM, Stefano wrote: >>> >>> Related to this, >>> I wondered if the WMF could be interested in this request for support >>> >>> https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2018/02/19/osmf-request-for-proposals-data-centre-2018/ >> >> >> One of the core requirements is the data centre is in the EU, for three >> reasons, and I believe the WMF is entirely in North America. >> >> 1. The privacy implications of leaving the EU are complex. >> >> 2. This is a data centre move, not starting a new site. Customs charges >> and the difficulty of physically moving the servers are likely to make >> outside the EU expensive and very complicated >> >> 3. Ping requirements require the site to be in Europe, or near it. A new >> site wouldn't have this constraint, as it could serve a different role, but >> this site needs good connectivity for cross-datacentre failover. >> >> If the WMF were interested in supporting with hardware or rack space, I'm >> sure the OWG would be interested. >> >> The problem is likely to be having hardware in the production network not >> administered by WMF operations. >> >> OSM's biggest need is for human resources, not computer ones. On the >> technical side, developers helping with code, people writing documentation, >> etc. On the non-technical side, people who can write helping out OSMF's >> Communications Working Group, and other people bringing the skills they >> have. >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Maps-l mailing list >> Mapsfirstname.lastname@example.org >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/maps-l > > > > _______________________________________________ > Maps-l mailing list > Mapsemail@example.com > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/maps-l > _______________________________________________ Maps-l mailing list Mapsfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/maps-l