[Osmf-talk] hosting in the UK and "anti-terror legislation"

Emilie Laffray emilie.laffray at gmail.com
Mon Sep 9 15:52:13 UTC 2013

Hello Tom,

We do pay for the Imperial hosting but the cost is minute compared to going
to a large company.

On 9 September 2013 16:49, Tom Chance <tom at acrewoods.net> wrote:

> On 9 September 2013 16:25, Oleksiy Muzalyev <oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch>wrote:
>> Anyway I do not insist, it is just an idea. It is easier said than done,
>> besides the OSM is doing great as it is now. Let alone the existing already
>> hosting ecosystem in London. And I am not sure that "anti-terror
>> legislation" is an issue for the OSM at all.
> Indeed, moving servers would not be trivial. We have a number of machines,
> hosted (I believe at no cost) by two universities in London:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Servers
> Over the years our system administrators have needed physical access, as
> well as remote, for example to upgrade the hardware.
> I would suggest someone ask the Operations Working Group to consider this
> question, and report back on whether they believe it is practical and
> desirable to move core services to a place such as Geneva.
> http://www.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Operations_Working_Group
> Regards,
> Tom Chance
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