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2012.06.18 Meeting Notes


Davis Public Library

Project Reports

  • Installfests — Nothing scheduled. Alex Mandel stated N Street Co-Housing is still a possible location.
  • Hands-On Demo — No news.

Other Business

  • News — None reported.
  • Becoming a UC Davis "Campus Affiliate Group" — No news.
  • Davis Community Network (DCN) Resource Allocation Committee) — No news.
  • Financial Report
    • $17.00 in donations were collected.


      • Wikimedia and wikipedia by Trevor Parscal and Roan Kattouw:
      • Wikimedia infrastructure > difference between wikipedia (encyclopedia), mediawiki (software), wikimedia (foundation / movement), how they fund raise and how the funds are used, Open source philosophy: content is CC-BY-SA / GFDL, GPLv2+, servers ubuntu, all open source, Infrastructure: primary datacenter in Tampa, Amsterdam, Virginia. Architecture: LAMP on steroids, Squid / Varnish for caching, Caching invalidated by on-demand purging (when edited), use Memcache for Parse results and translations, MYSQL: separate database for each wiki split over 7 or 8 clusters, External storage for retaining every edit, Media storage is not scalable and accessed via NFS, moving toward OpenStack Swift, Thumbnail generation done on servers > going to swift, LVS-DR used for load balancing, geoDNS for load balancing based on CNAMEs, SSL termination working, Wikimedia labs
      • Photos
      • Presentation slides (1.4MB PDF)


    • Brian Lavender
    • Greg FitzGerald
    • Andrew Roach
    • Bill Kendrick
    • William
    • Eric Rassmusen,
    • Richard Harke
    • Tim Dorsey
    • Daniel
    • Joe Post
    • Jeremy
    • Trevor Pascal
    • Roan Kattouw
    • Phoebe
    • Naomi Hayashi
    • Toru Saito
    • ...and 1 other

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