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"... as a first step, we should find a way to determine the location and hosting provider of all instances. This would help immensely in making an own judgement about the "greenness" of an instance. Unfortunately, API-access to geolocation and ASN information is usually only commercially available."

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not true. By example, the list of ASN per country can be downloaded for free: of course then you need a software to process the database. The european ones, by example, are here:

ftp://ftp.ripe.net/ripe/dbase/split/

you can just wget them like:

wget ftp://ftp.afrinic.net/pub/dbase/afrinic.db.gz

wget ftp://ftp.apnic.net/pub/apnic/whois/apnic.db.inetnum.gz wget ftp://ftp.apnic.net/pub/apnic/whois/apnic.db.inet6num.gz

wget ftp://ftp.arin.net/pub/rr/arin.db

wget ftp://ftp.lacnic.net/pub/stats/lacnic/delegated-lacnic-extended-latest

wget ftp://ftp.ripe.net/ripe/dbase/split/ripe.db.inetnum.gz wget ftp://ftp.ripe.net/ripe/dbase/split/ripe.db.inet6num.gz

this covers the whole planet.

Once you have the database you need to paese it. There are already tools for that, like:

https://github.com/formtapez/ripe

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