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Submission + - Wikimedia Foundation's State of Technology 2007 (

David Gerard writes: "The Wikimedia Foundation has just finished its fundraiser. Domas Mituzas presents what over half of the money goes on: the Wikimedia State of Technology 2007. The world's #8 website, run by a charity on approximately no money and a scant few staff and volunteers ("First of all, I'd like to thank mr.Moore for his fabulous law"), has in the last year had traffic double and requests quintuple ... we'll see how long the server racks stay neat. Domas also has slides describing the systems (PDF) from the MySQL Users Conference 2007."

Federal grants are offered for... research into the recreation potential of interplanetary space travel for the culturally disadvantaged.