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From "B. W. Fitzpatrick" <>
Subject Re: Generated sites
Date Tue, 25 Nov 2003 05:20:59 GMT

Jason van Zyl <> writes:
> 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."

Well, once the infrastructure guys pull the trigger, then it's up to
fundraising to get our ass in gear.  We haven't heard anything yet.
> 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.

I understand your frustration, but this is more of a matter of
pipelining--infrastructure makes up its mind and then it's up to
fundraising to execute...  I'm not sure what to say here that would get
your server(s) available any more quickly.  Can (Mac OS
X) help you?
> > 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.

Woohoo!  Thanks!


Brian W. Fitzpatrick    <>

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