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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?
I believe there are enough knowledgeable people surrounding this
project which are capable and most likely willing to take care of it.
Here I just made my offer and I'd be glad to provide references if
Let's make sure we're comparing apples to apples here.
Right! And I suspect that the needs of the OpenID community (server)
are rather easy to satisfy and this isn't a critical infrastructure
either! Lets stay with reality, OK?<br>
<pre wrap="">Yes - or perhaps the amount is completly overblown. One year hosting != 10K,
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.
A donation should be just that - a donation. However I think that you
can do that with your own, private money, but not with funds paid by
other members which are intended to support an open standards project.
If the amount-to-be-donated would have been a symbolic and/or
comparable to the effort they invested for the OpenID, I wouldn't have
questioned your intentions. Maybe I'm missing information concerning
the scope of the service OSL provided, I think this to be overblown and
not proportional at all.<br>
And I apologize for upsetting the party, but StartCom was supposed to
pay its membership fee by now. I've been subscribed to this list for
only two month in order to get the feeling about what to except, I'm
glad I did.<br>