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From "B. W. Fitzpatrick" <>
Subject Re: Generated sites
Date Tue, 25 Nov 2003 04:39:33 GMT

Jason van Zyl <> writes:
> On Mon, 2003-11-24 at 19:51, Noel J. Bergman wrote:
> > Cc'ing Stefano.  I believe that part of it is happening in lenya land, but
> > it terms of a build server, obviously it will need to be build tool agnosti
> c
> > so that maven, anakia, and other tools can be be equally well used to deplo
> y
> > sites.  The donation of some 1U and/or 2U servers would help.
> Isn't the requirement really a reliable way to restore the site? Why do
> we need to buy massive servers? Why don't we employ our skills and the
> multiple machines we have connected to the net. Take the Maven site for
> example: a simple list of people who are willing to enlist their
> machines for builds. Use something like damage control on the machine
> where the sites are hosted and if a new site needs to be generated have
> the hub request from the enlisted machines to build and upload the site.
> The first one to respond gets the job.
> Or if it is an absolute requirement that we have the boxes then why
> doesn't each member pitch in a 100 bucks and we'll buy some machines
> instead of waiting for the tooth fairy to drop them in our lap. I'll
> donate a 100 bucks.

We're not waiting for the tooth fairy to drop hardware in our laps--the
fundraising committee has already informed infrastructure that once it
decides what it needs in the way of hardware, it should let us know the
spec and we'll get the boxes donated from somewhere.  The ASF needs to
use cash for things that we can't get donated like monthly colo
($1500ish) and possible legal defense (could be anything).

However, if you want to donate cash (tax deductable--at least for US
citizens), you can do so very easily via PayPal:


Brian W. Fitzpatrick    <>

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