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

Scott Kveton scott at kveton.com
Thu Jul 31 23:01:46 UTC 2008

> 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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