13 February 2009

OSM - Hardware Upgrade Appeal: Thank you!

OSM - Hardware Upgrade Appeal: Thank you!

It took 2 days 15 hours and 20 minutes to reach the £10,000 target.

Cray X-MP-48 Supercomputer
Faster Servers on the way for Open Street Map - Picture of a Cray X-MP/48 Supercomputer

"This all happened so quickly we were astonished and totally humbled by the generosity and goodwill towards the project. It happened so quickly in fact that we felt that a lot of people wouldn’t even have had an opportunity to donate, so we decided to keep the appeal open a bit longer.

So after exactly a week we are formally closing the appeal having raised £16,222. The donate site will still stay up but we’ll change the wording so that it’s for general fund raising and not focused on any particular need.

We have some very big thank yous to make. Firstly, we are enormously grateful to Google. The guys from the Google Open Source Programs Office really appreciate what we are doing and donated £5,000. Awesome."

We’ve raised enough for a new database server. It will probably be a better spec than we had planned or hoped for, so it should see us good for some time."


Mapperz helped out too, and thank you and a big well done to all that have helped.

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