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*[[Wikipedia:Appropriate Technology Africa]] - small company, probably doesn't meet Wikipedia's notability standards. Move here?
 
*[[Wikipedia:Appropriate Technology Africa]] - small company, probably doesn't meet Wikipedia's notability standards. Move here?
*[[Compatible Technology International]][http://www.compatibletechnology.org/] (Food and water) ''CTI works to improve the lives of people in developing countries by designing food and water technologies that are sustainable and appropriate to local cultures, and by collaborating with in-country organizations to identify needs and to achieve widespread use of our technologies to relieve hunger and poverty.'' (Includes grinders for peanut butter... [http://www.stabroeknews.com/index.pl/article_business?id=56495985 Just Peanuts! Sustainable Development in the Rupununi: Economical and technological sustainability] Stabroek News, Friday, May 26th 2006.  
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*[[Compatible Technology International]][http://www.compatibletechnology.org/] (Food and water) ''CTI works to improve the lives of people in developing countries by designing food and water technologies that are sustainable and appropriate to local cultures, and by collaborating with in-country organizations to identify needs and to achieve widespread use of our technologies to relieve hunger and poverty.'' (Includes grinders for peanut butter... [http://www.stabroeknews.com/index.pl/article_business?id=56495985 Just Peanuts! Sustainable Development in the Rupununi: Economical and technological [[sustainability]]] Stabroek News, Friday, May 26th 2006.  
 
* Ballard-based [[Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH)]][http://www.path.org/] [http://www.path.org/advancing_technologies.php <small>Technologies</small>] (health) - an international nonprofit organization that creates sustainable, culturally relevant solutions enabling communities worldwide to break longstanding cycles of poor health. Bolivia and elsewhere.
 
* Ballard-based [[Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH)]][http://www.path.org/] [http://www.path.org/advancing_technologies.php <small>Technologies</small>] (health) - an international nonprofit organization that creates sustainable, culturally relevant solutions enabling communities worldwide to break longstanding cycles of poor health. Bolivia and elsewhere.
  

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Organisations

(archived by --CurtB 16:07, 31 October 2006 (PST))

I haven't worked out if these organisations are notable enough for inclusion in Wikipedia. If not, they might at least deserve a mention here. E.g. we could have a table of organizations, with category, place of origin & operation, brief comments/description, & links to Wikipedia where appropriate. (Have link to the Wikipedia article in name - but only if there is actually a Wikipedia article, as a dead link doesn't show as a redlink for interwiki link).

--Singkong2005 t - c 05:44, 30 June 2006 (PDT)

I think a table of organizations is necessary. In addition the the items you mention, we should include a link to the organizations webpage and the organization name should be a link to their appropedia page (if they have one). Inappropriate additions to wikipedia such as Wikipedia:Appropriate Technology Africa are a great example of a purpose that appropedia should serve. Maybe would should have a template on wikipedia along the lines of "This page is not in accordance with (some link to what wikipedia is not in reference to promoting your organization), please consider moving this page to another wikimedia project such as Appropedia where it is more appropriate." --Lonny 13:00, 30 June 2006 (PDT)
I'm finally getting around to this topic, and I think it's a good one, in part because I know of several organizations that I am tempted to make note of. I'll look into what you've already done with orgs, but also want to ask if this is effectively a policy question? That is, shall I move to the policy page? I already moved what I was pretty sure about... --Curtbeckmann 12:58, 2 October 2006 (PDT)

Server performance took a dive?

(archived by --CurtB 16:16, 31 October 2006 (PST), since problem was fixed by server move at same hosting service) Most of Sunday (Pacific time) Appropedia's server seemed to be extremely sluggish. I can imagine a couple of possible explanations.

  1. We're getting so much traffic that the server is struggling. Solution: upgrade server (that would be great!)
  2. I noticed a bunch of image uploads. Have we exceeded some threshold for storage or other resource that's causing a problem?
  3. It has nothing to do with Appropedia, but instead the issue is some other application that we are sharing the server with is becoming a resource hog, in which case, the other application needs to get it's own server.

Anyway, if this persists I would say it's definitely not acceptable. What metrics / diagnostic tools are available? What options are there? --CurtB 21:30, 22 October 2006 (PDT)