I think the correct venue to ask for such a large, cross-cutting, strategic commitment would be with the strategy process working groups, and not this mailing list. Did you try engaging with them?
Dan On Tue, 7 May 2019 at 09:35, Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote: > With all of the strategy discussions still on-going, it would be good > to know where the long term public archive of our Wikimedia projects > sits within it. > > As has been mentioned on this list previously, when volunteers donate > to the Internet Archive, there is some comfort that their efforts in > helping preserve public domain media will be accessible and archived > for 100 years. > > I have been unable to work out what the Wikimedia Foundations > commitment is to maintaining a publicly accessible project archive. I > may be wrong and would love to have someone post a link that puts me > right, but based on past discussions, I suspect that if a project gets > closed or mothballed, there is no specific commitment to fund public > access to any archives. The WMF may be unable to match the 100 year > commitment that the Internet Archive plans for, but it would be jolly > nice to have a commitment to something and have that promoted in the > long term strategy. > > The best example I can think of is Wikimedia Commons as this is a > significant size, so committing to maintaining a 10 or 20 year archive > (not just an operational backup) is not an insignificant thing to find > publicly accessible server space for or earmark a specific budget for. > > 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: 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, 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>