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.
Vito Il giorno mar 8 gen 2019 alle ore 18:17 Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> ha scritto: > Dear fellow Wikimedians, please sit back for a moment and ponder the > following, > > For those of us not resident in the US, it has been genuinely alarming > to see highly respected US government archives vanish overnight, > reference websites go down, and US legislation appear to drift to > whatever commercial interests have the loudest current political > voices. Sadly "populism" is happening now, and dominates American > politics, driving changes of all sorts in response to politically > inflated and vague rhetoric about "security" and "fakenews". It is not > inconceivable that a popularist current or future US Government could > decide to introduce emergency controls over websites like Wikipedia, > virtually overnight. > > The question of whether the Wikimedia Foundation should have a hot > switch option, so that if a "disaster" strikes in America, we could > continue running Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons from other countries > has been raised on this list several times over many years. The WMF > and its employees are heavily invested in staying in Silicon Valley, > and that will stay true unless external risks become extreme. > > However, there has never been a rationale to avoid investing in a Plan > B. A robust plan, where the WMF can switch operations over to a > hosting country with a sufficiently welcoming with stable national > government and legislation, that our projects could continue to meet > our open knowledge goals virtually uninterrupted and without risk of > political control. A Plan B would ensure that if the US Government > started to discuss controlling Wikipedia, then at least that published > plan would be a realistic response. If they tried doing it, we could > simply power off our servers in the USA, rather than compromise our > content. > > If anyone knows of committed investment in a practical WMF Plan B, it > would be reassuring to share it more widely at this time. If not, more > of us should be asking about it, politely, persistently but perhaps > less patiently than indefinitely. :-) > > Links: > 1. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46739180 > 2. http://www.lse.ac.uk/ideas/research/updates/populism > 3. > https://www.cnet.com/news/obama-signs-order-outlining-emergency-internet-control > "... this order was designed to empower certain governmental agencies > with control over telecommunications and the Web during natural > disasters and security emergencies." > 4. > https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/01/presidential-emergency-powers/576418 > "The president could seize control of U.S. internet traffic, impeding > access to certain websites and ensuring that internet searches return > pro-Trump content as the top results." > 5. Bizarro, as used in the title of this email: > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bizarro_World > > Thanks, > Fae > -- > fae...@gmail.com https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fae > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>