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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Preliminary NetBeans cost findings (was: [DISCUSS] Apache NetBeans Incubator Proposal)
Date Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:16:22 GMT
The ASF need to justify spending an extra $10k per year in this one project at the expense
of that $10k going to other projects.

Don't make the request until the IPMC can present an argument that a move of NetBeans to the
ASF will reverse the decline in interest that NetBeans is seeing.

It may sound trivial, but we can support three "traditional" ASF projects for NetBeans budget.
As a charity we need to think carefully about how we spend our money. A solid argument that
this would reverse the downward trend for NetBeans will go a long way to reassuring me (as
one member, but also as the person ultimately responsible for paying such a budget request
to the board).


Twitter: @rgardler

From: Ted Dunning <>
Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2016 4:04:34 PM
Subject: Re: Preliminary NetBeans cost findings (was: [DISCUSS] Apache NetBeans Incubator

Should this request come from IPMC? Seems like it should be at least a coop
request between infra (who get the budget and the operational onus) and
incubator (who cause the problem).

Certainly the budget shouldn't come to the IPMC if approved.

I will work with the board to determine the best form.

On Sat, Sep 24, 2016 at 7:57 PM, Chris Mattmann <> wrote:

> Daniel this is great work. Thank you for outlining this. Wow!
> Chris
> On 9/24/16, 3:17 AM, "Daniel Gruno" <> wrote:
>     Hi folks,
>     I've been going over the requirements for NetBeans infrastructure, it's
>     ballpark costs, bandwidth, machines needed and so forth, and the cliff
>     notes are as follows:
>     - 40-50TB/month in traffic required (mostly downloads+plugins)
>     - 8-13 machines/VMS are required
>     - Ballpark hardware costs are between $3k and $10k per year, depending
>       on how much we can move to existing infrastructure and how close we
>       come to the original setup. The most likely figure we are working
> with
>       is $4.9k, but we should be prepared for a larger cost, just in case.
>     - The maintenance will be split between infra (downloads, web site, CI,
>       new build machines) and the project (services, plugins, statistics),
>       which will undoubtedly incur additional costs in terms of infra time
>       spent on this, possibly to the tune of $10-20k in the initial phase.
>     Certain services like the plugins hosting will rely on Legal giving the
>     go-ahead for it, otherwise we'll have to find other people willing to
>     host this.
>     Other items like downloads may be offset by CDN providers offering
> their
>     assistance, but we should be prepared for this not being the case from
>     the beginning, thus the 40-50TB/month. Likewise, some machine costs
>     may be offset by cloud providers offering services for free.
>     Thus, I would submit to the IPMC that they consider asking the board
> for
>     a budget of roughly $10k per year for the NetBeans project, as well as
>     the additional time required of Infrastructure to implement this into
>     the existing ASF infra. As we may be able to pool resources and utilize
>     the new hardware for multiple projects, the cost may go down in the
>     coming years, but this is the baseline I suggest we consider when
>     approving NetBeans as a new podling.
>     With regards,
>     Daniel.
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