[acawiki-general] Action plan for AcaWiki hosting change

Reid Priedhorsky reid at reidster.net
Fri Apr 29 11:58:26 EDT 2011

On 4/28/11 7:33 PM, Erik Moeller wrote:
> Hi Jon,
> we're not ready to do this right now -- I suggest either staying with
> CC hosting or transitioning to Referata until we are (if you still
> want to move at that point). I'm happy to restart these conversations
> mid-August as we begin to get more serious about our labs effort. I
> targeted end of 2011 for a migration for a reason -- I do think
> Acawiki needs stable/performant hosting, and it needs to develop a
> real community, before we can move it over, and we need to have our
> ducks in a row to ensure a smooth transition.

Given that, I reinstate my plan to being the Referata process.

As an example of my worries with the current hosting situation, here are 
a couple of new observations from the past few days:

1. The clock on AcaWiki is wrong by around 5 minutes.

2. There is a Bugzilla bug saying that AcaWiki is running a version of 
SMW with known security vulnerabilities 
(https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=28661). It is a week old 
and has generated no interest from people who can fix it (or even anyone 
in the AW community, for that matter).

These are basic issues, and rather than chasing basic issues like these 
at CC, I would prefer to move somewhere else forthwith and worry about 
higher-level things.

I did receive a private e-mail from Angela Beesley at Wikia encouraging 
us to host there (which I replied to). I still feel this is unworkable 
due to Wikia's poor track record of letting wikis go elsewhere (we need 
to be free to change arbitrarily, since the WMF plan may not work out 
for whatever reason and circumstances may change arbitrarily). Also, I 
feel we have sufficient donation power to avoid ads on the pages. 
However, I'm happy to have this conversation.


p.s. I see the CC list is growing and growing - I have no idea whether 
any of these people are subscribed to the lists, and so I don't feel 
that I can trim it. I do apologize for duplicate and/or unwanted e-mail, 
and I'll respect any requests to be removed from the CC list.

I work for IBM, and sending this e-mail might be part of my job.
However, I speak for myself only, not the company.

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