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From Seb Kiureghian <sebou...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Discussion Forums?
Date Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:02:32 GMT
Thanks Greg! Just want to clarify, if the community intends to use the
forum as a primary mode of handling user support, does it need to be hosted
on the VM provided by Apache, or can we host it elsewhere?

Thanks,
Seb

On Sun, Sep 17, 2017 at 8:57 PM, Greg Stein <gstein@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 17, 2017 at 6:30 PM, Seb Kiureghian <sebouhdk@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >...
>
> > Discourse is open source so we can host it on Apache infrastructure and
> > include it on our site.
>
>
> To be clear: each community gets a single VM, and they are responsible for
> running that VM (we provide a base level system, with appropriate
> monitoring, updates, etc; we do not handle apps). You can choose to run
> Discourse on that, if you like. Or you may want to reserve the VM for other
> services/demos/testing. The Infrastructure team will *not*
> run/manage/operate a Discourse instance. Your community will be responsible
> for the operation and maintenance of Discourse.
>
> The Apache Software Foundation does not require you to use ASF resources,
> except for version control, and your project web site. But there is a
> "discoverable" issue, which leads all of our communities to follow a
> standard pattern, built around an apache.org website and mailing lists.
>
> But if you'd like to run Discourse, that will require an ongoing commitment
> from the MXNet community, in perpetuity. Discuss with your Mentors, and if
> that is your decision, then have a Mentor file a ticket for a VM.
>
> Cheers,
> Greg Stein
> Infrastructure Administrator, ASF
>

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