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Shutdown scholarships.wikimedia.org and archive project
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Per {T243032} the Wikimedia-Wikimania-Scholarships application is being replaced with a new solution.

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bd808 triaged this task as Medium priority.Jan 16 2020, 11:32 PM

Change 565415 had a related patch set uploaded (by BryanDavis; owner: Bryan Davis):
[mediawiki/vagrant@master] Remove scholarships role

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/565415

Change 565415 merged by jenkins-bot:
[mediawiki/vagrant@master] Remove scholarships role

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/565415

@soworu It would be useful to check with Legal how we can make any use of the existing data. Knowing who has applied for scholarship in previous Wikimanias and who was accepted / declined may be useful information for scholarship committees in the current Wikimania and future events.

@soworu It would be useful to check with Legal how we can make any use of the existing data. Knowing who has applied for scholarship in previous Wikimanias and who was accepted / declined may be useful information for scholarship committees in the current Wikimania and future events.

That data is not retained in the Scholarships application. We purge the database as soon as the decisions are made each year.

@soworu It would be useful to check with Legal how we can make any use of the existing data. Knowing who has applied for scholarship in previous Wikimanias and who was accepted / declined may be useful information for scholarship committees in the current Wikimania and future events.

That information for the last few years are available on meta:Grants:Wikimania scholars.

Thank you for the clarifications!

At some point in 2020 we'll need to upgrade the machine that runs this service to a newer Debian version for security support. It shares a machine with 2 other services though. For that it would be good to know whether there is an expectation to keep this app in the long run or if we can continue with the decom plans. The former would require some additional work. Is it stalled?

scholarships.wikimedia.org has been switched from the backend miscweb1001 (jessie) to miscweb1002 (buster) today. (T247648)