[Foundation-l] discussion about banning external hotlinking
swatjester at gmail.com
Mon Jul 28 06:59:34 UTC 2008
Correction-- per Tim Starling on Meta, the portion that we pay for (and is
not donated) comes to around $300,000, making the savings much closer to
$3,000-4,000 i.e. even more meaningless.
On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 2:57 AM, Dan Rosenthal <swatjester at gmail.com> wrote:
> I fail to see the benefit of this trade off when compared to the extreme
> negative publicity we'd get for it. The 2007 finances report says we spent
> approximately $389,000 on internet hosting.
> 1.5-2% of that is around 6,000 dollars a year.
> You couldn't hope to buy off the negative publicity we'd get from this for
> a $6,000 a year savings.
> On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 2:44 AM, Joe Szilagyi <szilagyi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Just a heads up that there is a discussion to see if disabling all
>> "hotlinking" of images and media from external sites is a good idea, here:
>> Tim Starling posted some statistics that indicate 1% to 2.5% of all
>> are from outside sites leaching WMF bandwidth resources. In theory this
>> could save the WMF 1% to 2.5% or more of it's bandwidth costs.
>> - Joe
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> Dan Rosenthal
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