[bulug] Re: Wikimedia Giving Away Old Servers

  • From: Alex Whittemore <alexwhittemore@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bulug-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 12:16:59 -0400

Ahh Ryan's right, I misread, the wikimedia thing only applies if you're
for-profit. I think a BU student group falls under non-profit since
technically it's a donation to the university, not the individuals in the
group, but the point remains that they're probably out.
Alex Whittemore
617-213-0890 (GV)

On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 12:15 PM, Alex Whittemore

> To be clear, these are only getting donated to people who will use them for
> wikimedia-related projects, and more importantly, they were almost out of
> servers mid yesterday, so I'm guessing there are none left anyway.
>  --
> Alex Whittemore
> 617-213-0890 (GV)
> On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 12:09 PM, Benjamin Carr <bencarr@xxxxxx> wrote:
>> BU*,
>> Not sure if this is applicable or useful for anyone, but thought it was
>> worth passing on. Wikimedia (parent of Wikipedia) is retiring a lot of
>> servers and offering them up to other groups, here are the general specs:
>> Dual CPU 2.5 GHz
>> From 3GB to 24GB of RAM, depending on role.
>> Most have 80 GB or larger HDD (some have two hard drives, some drives
>> are 160GB or possibly even 250GB)
>> You can send all requests for servers to servers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> More information is available at:
>> http://blog.wikimedia.org/2011/06/13/server-decommission-donations/
>> -Ben
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