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From "Mattmann, Chris A (3980)" <>
Subject Re: REEF Website(s): Question to the mentors
Date Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:36:55 GMT
Hey Guys,

The website needs to be hosted on the ASF hardware, that¹s one of
the core principles I believe in play here.

One suggestion I have is to check with INFRA for jails machines -they
support VMs and so forth that way so theoretically you could create a
WordPress jail (if it wasn¹t too big, etc., in terms of DB site and
traffic) and then have it be the project¹s web site host. But the
name should be reef.i.a.o (and eventually reef.a.o).

In the meantime, should be updated to point to the
incubator site and while this is happening content should be either
migrated or the jails machine push should be accelerated. It would be
nice to get a banner on stating that the project is
at the ASF now.


Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Chief Architect
Instrument Software and Science Data Systems Section (398)
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 168-519, Mailstop: 168-527
Adjunct Associate Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Douglas <>
Reply-To: "" <>
Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 5:21 PM
To: "" <>
Subject: Re: REEF Website(s): Question to the mentors

>You may want to ask on the general@incubator list.
>My take: the REEF website needs to be hosted at the ASF. Among other
>reasons, all committers/PMC members need to be able to update it. The
> domain should point to the new page until the project
>is established, then it should eventually be allowed to lapse. It
>could be donated, but it's probably easier to redirect.
>AFAIK ASF infra doesn't support WordPress, but you can ask. -C
>On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 1:26 PM, Markus Weimer <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> REEF today has a website at As part of
>> incubation, we now also have a (non-)presence at
>> The current website is built using WordPress and hosted on Azure in a
>> single VM that hosts both the web server and the database. The Domain
>> is owned by Microsoft.
>> I assume that we should have all of the URLs point to the same server in
>> the end. Also, I guess that that server should be owned and operated by
>> ASF? Is keeping the site in WordPress feasible then? If feasible,
>> things on the current hosting would be easier. But I don't know how the
>> feels about using Microsoft infrastructure for web hosting.
>> What to do about the domain? Is there a process for Microsoft to donate
>> that to the ASF?
>> Thanks,
>> Markus

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