[Foundation-l] Donation of DVDs to Wikimedia Foundation Projects

Anthony wikilegal at inbox.org
Tue Jan 2 17:39:03 UTC 2007

On 1/2/07, Robert Scott Horning <robert_horning at netzero.net> wrote:
> I'm sure you
> could do some specific accounting to determine what it would cost for
> the WMF to host just as storage on a hard drive about 1GB of data,
> together with serving 1TB of data as bandwidth (assuming that this 1GB
> file is downloaded at least 1000 times.... a rather conservative notion
> given crawling engines alone not to mention interested Wikimedia users).

FWIW, none of the major crawlers download entire gigabyte sized files.

For something that huge though, bittorrent seems like a much smarter
choice, especially if others could be convinced to act as seeds.


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