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From Andy Brown <>
Subject Re: A little OOo history
Date Tue, 07 Jun 2011 19:01:43 GMT
Leo Simons wrote:

> You know, there is this large and interesting community of maintainers
> of mirrors of open source software.
> A fair share of them are your typical beard stroking [1] uber
> experienced unix [2] system administrators who maintain a local mirror
> for their company / campus / ISP mostly so that their local users are
> served from their local infrastructure, saving on the bandwidth bill
> of their uplink and keeping their users happy.
> The art of software mirroring is mostly in making friends with these
> folks and then staying friendly to them and keeping them happy and
> well-fed and rsynced.
> Putting things in the "cloud" is probably a pretty decent way to piss
> these people off :-D
> Incidentally, apache has decent mirroring mostly because it has its
> own share of beard stroking [1] uber experienced unix [2]
> administrators. They are typically referred to as the infra team, and
> they must also be kept happy and well-fed at all times! [3]

The OOo community has a very large mirror base already.  Even in the 
last month it has added more mirrors. Has this been looked at?


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