[OpenID board] OSL handling infrastructure for openid.net ...

David Recordon drecordon at sixapart.com
Fri Aug 1 18:54:55 UTC 2008


Hi Snorri,
Thanks for the offer and Eddy for the input.  I think we should end  
this thread here. :)

--David

On Aug 1, 2008, at 2:52 AM, Snorri wrote:

> Dear Scott,
>
> Just to inform you,
> We have strong and secure dedicated servers… (Hosting Company) with
> monitoring 24/7
> We can freely offer the hosting for the foundation
>
> Regards
>
> -Snorri
>
> De : board-bounces at openid.net [mailto:board-bounces at openid.net] De  
> la part
> de Eddy Nigg (StartCom Ltd.)
> Envoyé : vendredi 1 août 2008 00:51
> À : board at openid.net
> Objet : Re: [OpenID board] OSL handling infrastructure for  
> openid.net ...
>
> Dick Hardt:
>
>
> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : board-bounces at openid.net [mailto:board-bounces at openid.net] De  
> la part
> de Scott Kveton
> Envoyé : vendredi 1 août 2008 01:02
> À : board at openid.net
> Objet : Re: [OpenID board] OSL handling infrastructure for  
> openid.net ...
>
>> Yes, I believe that to be the correct thing to do...I also believe  
>> (as you
>> suggested) to get competitive offers from different companies for the
>> hosting needs of the OpenID foundation. Dedicated servers can be  
>> rented
> for
>> as low as US$ 40-50 per month. I could consider to offer installing  
>> and
>> maintaining the needed applications if it's of any help.
>
> I have to chime in again because I have knowledge in the space of
> dealing with hosting of open source communities.
>
> Yes, we could get a server for $40 - 50 /month easily.  Who's going to
> maintain it?  Who's going to back it up?  Who's going to make sure its
> up-to-date from a security perspective?  Who's going to deal with it
> if there is a catastrophic failure of the hardware?  Who's going to be
> on call 24/7 to manage the machine should something come up?  Also,
> there is sensitive data on this machine in the mailing lists; is this
> something we want to trust to just anybody?
>
> Let's make sure we're comparing apples to apples here.
>
>> Yes - or perhaps the amount is completly overblown. One year  
>> hosting !=
> 10K,
>> sorry...
>
> I should have clarified.  This was a one-time donation/payment to the
> OSL for the the hosting of the OpenID community on the OSL network for
> both the past 2 years and for the foreseeable future.
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