The Wikimedia projects have been running on the same commodity hardware for many years now and every now and then we decide to decommission some of our older machines. This not only allows us to free up space for new servers but also lets us use more energy efficient hardware.
While searching around for a new home for our old but still very useful servers we came across two linked organizations: northxsouth & San Francisco Community Collocation Project (SFCCP). Both of these groups help out their local and regional communities by using open source software to better spread information within various media spaces.
The SFCCP is active within the San Francisco community while northxsouth works with various Latin American countries.
Our donation of servers was happily received and I’m excited to report that they will soon be humming along and serving the public for a long time to come.
Tomasz Finc, Software Developer