After nearly a decade of mishap and delay, we have updated the WMCS
can be found here:
There is one significant change in these terms: Cloud-vps projects which
for their projects. This is section 7.3. For other WMCS users and admins
these documents do not represent any significant change in policy, but
do clarify and finalize many things that were poorly-worded in the
previous TOU, or policies that we have enforced informally without
Please feel free to reach out to WMCS staff if you find any part of
these documents concerning or disruptive to your work on our platforms.
Just now the toolsdb database server ran out of memory and died -- it
took us a few minutes to get things rolling again but all service should
The service first went down Aug 15 23:09:12; RO only service was
restored about 45 minutes later and RW service shortly after that.
Probably no action is needed on the part of tool maintainers, but if
your tools are upset this is a good thing to suspect. Sorry for the
-Andrew + the WMCS team
The Foundation's Machine Learning team has announced  that users of
ORES models should begin migrating their code to the newer Lift Wing
system. They have prepared a page on Wikitech to help bot and tool
maintainers understand what steps will be needed and where they can go
to ask for help with the process .
Bryan Davis Technical Engagement Wikimedia Foundation
Principal Software Engineer Boise, ID USA
[[m:User:BDavis_(WMF)]] irc: bd808