Meetings/September 17, 2004

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    A discussion took place on the #wikimedia IRC channel on Friday 17 September, 2004 to discuss the upcoming fundraising drive and the current progress being made with grant applications. A full log of the meeting is available at meta:Fundraising meeting, September 2004/Log.

    The meeting addressed the following questions:

    1. What is the target amount for the drive?
    bandwidth info]). 2300 dollars/mo -> 1100 dollars -> 13200/y
        • Additional Apaches, additional squids, additional rack space, additional db servers : $26000 a year
          • Thought Jamesday mentions $30,000-$50,000 on hardware for a quarter...
        • 10 domains/country * 100 countries = 10000/yr
        • At this moment, we have $26,662.84 in the bank which will not be taken into account for this fundraising drive.
      • We will ask for 50 000 for the fundraising as a goal
      • The money will be used for
        • hardware
        • bandwidth (possibly)
        • colo costs
        • domain names
        • travel costs
    1. How long will the drive last?
      • 2 weeks
    2. "This website is not yet official" has to change. Does anything else need to change before this can happen?
      • Needs main page to be clean up properly -> this week end
      • Brion will try to have edit links and co, hidden for non loggued in
    3. Which set amounts should be in the monthly/yearly options?
      • Monthly : minimum given by Mav, up to 100 dollars/mo. For other currencies, make it round numbers as well, and make it fit with revenu level.
    4. How will the drive be publicised?
      • pumps
      • ml
      • goings on
      • press release (must warn translators)
      • unique site notice (look for the translations of the previous notice)
      • The template:fundraisingnotice will be used on all wikis? (Can this be added automatically?)
    5. Are the translations complete and ready to go live?
      • Not yet, but we will try hard to get it done this weekend.
    6. What technical load issues are there that will affect us during the fundraising period?