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Wikimedia Cloud

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Not to be confused with Wikimedia Cloud Services
This is a proposal for a new Wikimedia sister project.
Wikimedia Cloud
Status of the proposal
  1. near-unanimous opposition
  2. no support from users other than proposal creator
Details of the proposal
Project descriptionLike Wikimedia Commons, but accepts everything. Users can upload content to download on their computer, e.g. a Windows or Android app.
Is it a multilingual wiki?Yes!
Potential number of languagesMany languages, including English, Japanese, Spanish, etc.
Proposed taglineDoes your project have a tagline? (optional)
Proposed URLcloud.wikimedia.org
Technical requirements
New features to requireUsally, some major improvements.
Development wikiNo test version of Cloud was made.
Interested participants
The whole Wikimedia Foundation.

Proposed by[edit]

TylerMagee (talk)

Alternative names[edit]

Wikimedia Storage

Related projects/proposals[edit]

Wikimedia Commons

Domain names[edit]

cloud.wikimedia.org, mobile version cloud.m.wikimedia.org

People interested[edit]

TylerMagee (talk) 08:44, 8 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]


  • Oppose Oppose This is basically a duplicate of commons but worse in every conceivable way. Allowing users to upload anything that the WMF would host forever for free would cost a stupid amount of money and is completely unrelated to the foundation's goal of providing educational resources. The proposed banned uploads include smileys and "inappropriate GIFs"? MediaWiki is designed to be used for hosting wikis, not cloud hosting of people's random stuff. 19:29, 11 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  • Strong oppose This project looks like a plain joke. SHB2000 (talk | contribs) 07:24, 16 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose Sure, given an unlimited budget, a free and open cloud service would be amazing, but WMF has a very limited budget and couldn't hope to support this. The big players like Microsoft, Google, and Amazon struggle to offer affordable pricing for cloud computing. Supertrinko (talk) 08:10, 13 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  • Strong oppose How would it be funded??? The WMF is a non-profit. 14:40, 12 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Strong oppose Not only would this cost an awful amount of money, but this would also cause unimaginable security issues whilst dumping an unsustainable amount of liabilities on the foundation. Wikimedia strives for resource sharing and better community cooperation, I don't think that this project fits it's usual stream of projects. In addition to that, you haven't specified or elaborated on any of the necessary topics to make this project "comprehensible" or so to speak. Arep Ticous 14:20, 20 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • The world's most strongly oppose as we already have a project to do so: Wikitech. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 06:36, 25 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Strong oppose:
    • It seems like it would allow images that:
      • violate BLP policies
      • are not educational at all, and thus ultimately against the foundation's purpose.
    • Per above.
    • This would cost a huge and awful amount of money.
Faster than Thunder (talk) 17:47, 1 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]