I hope that your 2019 is starting well. You may remember this thread from
Wikimedia-l that I started near the end of September. Would you please
provide an update regarding strategic planning for conferences? I realize
that you may have several projects on your agenda including hiring a
And yes I have done all that with no reply,
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> Thanks for the news, Keegan. I'm cross-posting the info to other lists
> with the date boldly corrected.
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> Hi all, following up on last
May I remind you again that at the time the Vrije Universiteit was testing
in a grid how the performance of a MediaWiki based on peer to peer
technology would cope.. The guy who ran the computing department is known
for MINIX.. it was his development.
Why not run p2p and the central server
Location might be a tangent, if we should go for just two locations. The
change of unwanted things happening in one location is a too high risk
for an organisation of our importance. The change of unwanted things
happening in two, quit remote, locations happening at the same time,
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> I would suggest Iceland. But there are several other possibilities, Ireland
> and New Zealand for starters.
An alternative to be solid should be technically and economically feasible.
Ireland may be ok though I suspect is less cheap than Netherlands or
Germany, I suspect Iceland is even
I would suggest Iceland. But there are several other possibilities, Ireland
and New Zealand for starters.
But Iceland is a nice green location for server farms. Cheap cooling, green
electricity a small enough economy that they wouldn't want to upset the WMF
if it located there, and a government
The files made available as 'Wikimedia dumps' are not intended to be a full
backup. And indeed that is not their purpose. People do set up mirrors
using these dumps from time to time, though I have not done so recently.
Actual honest-to-goodness backups (database snapshots) are another thing
Without in any way suggesting that David's and Fae's question is
inappropriateI suspect that the people most likely to have used/tested
the backups are not people who follow this list; they're much more likely
to participate on technical lists.
It's actually a pretty good question, and Ariel
Here's my 2c:
Calling gay people "subhuman" is so vile that needs direct action from
outside of the wiki but IMO this is a symptom of a larger issue.
The issue is that different wikis are disconnected and don't have proper
oversight by a central (volunteer-based) authority.
This sometimes lead to
Location: This is a tangent, one that has been raised before as a
/non-answer/ to the issue of actually getting on with contingency
planning. Realistically I would start by looking at the potential
matches of Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands (where servers already
are used for WMF operations),
AFAIR CODFW can serve as a complete (tested) backup for EQIAD. If the same
would be implemented (though it's not a 5 minutes task) to ESAMS that would
be a first step towards a more distributed infrastructure.
Il giorno mar 8 gen 2019 alle ore 18:17 Fæ ha scritto:
> Dear fellow
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