[Foundation-l] Wikimedia Foundation 2008-2009 Annual Plan

Sue Gardner sgardner at wikimedia.org
Wed Jul 2 18:50:33 UTC 2008

Thomas Dalton wrote:
>> E.g., we need servers, although the situation is not catastrophic.
> The site seems to be running fine at the moment. There's been
> downtime, but nothing excessive, and the speed of the site is
> reasonable. We'll need new servers soon enough, but if we can hold off
> a year before buying them, why not?

That is true (or at least reasonable) - but actually, the main reason we 
held off on planned server purchases is because we've been actively 
developing a couple of relationships that we hoped would fund some/all 
of those costs. One of those is just about finalized now: we'll probably 
be in a position to make an announcement within a few weeks. So the 
upshot is, we will not need to spend X amount of general operating cash 
on hardware, since it will likely end up being paid for by an external 
party :-)

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