Meetings/September 17, 2004

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Meeting on WMF

A discussion took place on the #wikimedia IRC channel on Friday 17 September, 2004 to discuss the upcoming fundraising drive and the current progress being made with grant applications. A full log of the meeting is available at meta:Fundraising meeting, September 2004/Log.

The meeting addressed the following questions:

  1. What is the target amount for the drive?
bandwidth info]). 2300 dollars/mo -> 1100 dollars -> 13200/y
      • Additional Apaches, additional squids, additional rack space, additional db servers : $26000 a year
        • Thought Jamesday mentions $30,000-$50,000 on hardware for a quarter...
      • 10 domains/country * 100 countries = 10000/yr
      • At this moment, we have $26,662.84 in the bank which will not be taken into account for this fundraising drive.
    • We will ask for 50 000 for the fundraising as a goal
    • The money will be used for
      • hardware
      • bandwidth (possibly)
      • colo costs
      • domain names
      • travel costs
  1. How long will the drive last?
    • 2 weeks
  2. "This website is not yet official" has to change. Does anything else need to change before this can happen?
    • Needs main page to be clean up properly -> this week end
    • Brion will try to have edit links and co, hidden for non loggued in
  3. Which set amounts should be in the monthly/yearly options?
    • Monthly : minimum given by Mav, up to 100 dollars/mo. For other currencies, make it round numbers as well, and make it fit with revenu level.
  4. How will the drive be publicised?
    • pumps
    • ml
    • goings on
    • press release (must warn translators)
    • unique site notice (look for the translations of the previous notice)
    • The template:fundraisingnotice will be used on all wikis? (Can this be added automatically?)
  5. Are the translations complete and ready to go live?
    • Not yet, but we will try hard to get it done this weekend.
  6. What technical load issues are there that will affect us during the fundraising period?