OpenACS Website Downtime due to Fire in Vienna

On Monday morning around noon, a fire at the Vienna University of Economics and Business resulted in interruption of power and network to the machine hosting openacs.org.

More info (in German) here:

  http://derstandard.at/1271375358136/WU-Brandursache-noch-unklar---Fuer-Mittwoch-Normalbetrieb-geplant

  http://www.krone.at/krone/S25/object_id__196982/hxcms/

  http://www.oeh-wu.at/aktuelles/1015-das-war-der-wu-brand.html

OpenACS.org was back on the Web in the early morning hours of Wednesday (UTC).

We sincerely appreciate our colleagues in Vienna who host openacs.org and the professionalism with which this incident was handled (considering the widespread outages with which they were confronted).

Contributed by Carl Robert Blesius