As the network person, I don't really see any benefit in joining internet2, though I would see a benefit in possibly peering with them at Equinix Ashburn, since according to their looking glass they have a more direct connection to several AS'es than we do.
On Sun, Oct 13, 2013 at 5:49 AM, Jasper Deng <jas...@jasperswebsite.com> wrote: > Sneakernets are not particularly convenient. If the organizations of the > net wanted to use that for data transfer, the net wouldn't exist. > > But I still think Wikimedia could increase/streamline accessibility to its > information. It probably couldn't happen, but they have more than enough > capacity to serve our content alone from eqiad (replacing or augmenting our > existing links). Wikimedia also develops new ways to reach more people > (such as MediaWiki mobile) like many of the organizations. Internet2 is not set up as a true transit network, so this would not work. > > Another information organization that's participating is JSTOR, which I > think is comparable to our projects as a source of information, so I think > we can benefit from it. > > I'd respectfully disagree, as a Wikidata editor, that Commons is the only > large database, because it may be large in terms of file size, but Wikidata > has more tangible "hard" machine-readable data, with much more to come. > But from a network perspective, wikidata is a small database since it is text... and the only benefit of joining internet2 is the network connection. > > On Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 4:41 PM, geni <geni...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> On 12 October 2013 21:41, Jasper Deng <jas...@jasperswebsite.com> wrote: >> >> > We could change that. Suppose a university wants to request the entire >> > knowledgebase of Wikidata or another project, or if we need to do a mass >> > transfer of data from them. >> > >> >> >> Still not significant. The only really large database we have is the >> commons image database and a sneaker net might be the most practical option >> there. >> >> -- >> geni >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimedia-l mailing list >> Wikimediaemail@example.com >> Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, >> <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> >> > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list > Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> -- Leslie Carr Wikimedia Foundation AS 14907, 43821 http://as14907.peeringdb.com/ _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>