Retiring - an Internet archive


this is a short heads up on the state of this platform:

After joining a new job as Developer Evangelist at GitLab, preventing personal burnout and leaving the Icinga project in March 2020, I’m retiring related projects, platforms and domains. This includes the Woltlab archive and the Discourse platform at

Life is an adventure, and I am grateful for the great times we had. Thanks for all your contributions!

Since I have made the promise to the previous maintainers to keep user’s data safe and secure (since 2005), the site moved from previous NETWAYS hosting to a Hetzner Cloud instance where the old containerized Woltlab archive + Discourse run in “read only” mode, with a single click backup by Hetzner.

During the pandemic, I changed my mind once again - this is a piece of Internet history which probably should preserved as long as it runs, and serve for everyone’s learning & education pleasure.

Monthly costs for transparency: 5.69€ * 1.2 (Backups) = 6.82€.


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