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From Jason van Zyl <>
Subject Re: Generated sites
Date Tue, 25 Nov 2003 05:08:37 GMT
On Mon, 2003-11-24 at 23:39, B. W. Fitzpatrick wrote:

> > Or if it is an absolute requirement that we have the boxes then why
> > doesn't each member pitch in a 100 bucks and we'll buy some machines
> > instead of waiting for the tooth fairy to drop them in our lap. I'll
> > donate a 100 bucks.
> We're not waiting for the tooth fairy to drop hardware in our laps--the
> fundraising committee has already informed infrastructure that once it
> decides what it needs in the way of hardware, it should let us know the
> spec and we'll get the boxes donated from somewhere.  The ASF needs to
> use cash for things that we can't get donated like monthly colo
> ($1500ish) and possible legal defense (could be anything).

So realistically no one would ever be able to answer the question: "When
would we going to get a server so we can generate sites."

I only say at the sheer frustration of watching it take an eon to get a
Wiki setup and JIRA. And that I will be further frustrated in the fact
that I can't generate a site because I'm waiting for two committees to
reach a decisions.

> However, if you want to donate cash (tax deductable--at least for US
> citizens), you can do so very easily via PayPal:

Absolutely I will put my money where my mouth is. 100 bucks just came
your way.

> -Fitz
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> Brian W. Fitzpatrick    <>
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Jason van Zyl

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