Infrastructure Project

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Do others agree that such a project category should exist? Does such a category exist and I missed it? Does anyone agree that Wikiversity Infrastructure would be a good place for the School of Computer Science to devote its attention? Is it possible to create such an infrastructure in a contribution-based Wiki environment?

Currently our infrastructure is handled by the Wikimedia Foundation. They have a mailing list [1] dedicated to supporting the Wikimedia software which runs under a standard html web server. There were about 50 developers active on the list last I heard. This might be a good place to start. meta:How_to_become_a_MediaWiki_hacker It makes some people nervous to talk about infrastructure elsewhere, they see it as leading inevitably to a fork. Personally I think some distributed technologies will be useful in the near future whether it is operated by the Wikimedia Foundation or the Wikiversity Project or some other large free wiki. A lot of people donate processing time, hard drive space, and bandwidth to various projects that enable it. It currently seems like the Wikimedia servers go through a cycle of being overloaded while waiting for frustrated users to donate cash to upgrade the centralized server farm. Mirwin 05:34, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

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