David Gerard wrote:
Mark, could you please submit this (with links to
technical stuff would interest the geeks) to the Why Give? blog?
I think it answers the question marvellously.
If web traffic increases, causing a higher bandwidth cost, that is
then covered by Kennisnet, that *doesn't* answer the question why
one should donate to the Wikimedia Foundation. (Perhaps one
should donate to Kennisnet, or at least say thanks to all the
taxpayers in the Netherlands.)
I'm not against donations, but I'm against blurring these facts.
We should know, rather than guess, what is the best solution and
who can pick up which bill.
As Domas pointed out, much cost is involved in the thin black line
at the bottom of that diagram. The diagram doesn't show why one
should need to donate. The amount of web traffic that is handled
is indeed impressive. But it isn't necessarily related to costs.
Lars Aronsson (lars(a)aronsson.se)
Aronsson Datateknik - http://aronsson.se