[Foundation-l] Wikimedia Foundation switching to Google Apps?

Jon Davis jdavis at wikimedia.org
Tue Oct 26 21:26:27 UTC 2010

This migration will not effect anything but Staff email.  OTRS, wiki's,
mailing lists and anything else I've forgotten to mention will continue to
work as they did previously.

As for paying, Yes we are. As for the SLA, the standard [1]


[1] http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/terms/sla.html

On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 14:21, Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 4:43 PM, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Gmail is just ridiculously better than any other email client I've
> > ever used ever, having previously progressed through Pine, elm, mutt
> > and Thunderbird. Perhaps it's just me, but I'd guess otherwise from
> > the number of Wikimedians with gmail,com addresses.
> Well, yeah, that's why I forward my email to gmail.  But I can't
> imagine using them for my domain's MX record.  I'd want more control
> and flexibility than that.
> As a related anecdote, the IRS recently banned gmail addresses when
> signing up for a preparer identification number, because Google was
> sending their registration password emails to the bit bucket (no, not
> to the spam folder, the emails were just disappearing, even if you
> explicitly added a filter not to send them to spam).  See
> http://www.google.co.nz/support/forum/p/gmail/thread?tid=4e489afd6114c49a&hl=en
> On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 5:01 PM, Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> > We're reluctantly switching to GMail as the standard
> > email solution, but we'd love to switch to an open solution in future.
> Is this going to affect the mailing lists?  OTRS?
> Is the WMF paying for this?  What are the service guarantees?  I'd
> imagine no on the former.  Being able to add the Wikimedia Foundation
> to the list of people who have "gone Google" will be a huge coup.
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