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From Seb Kiureghian <>
Subject Re: Discussion Forums?
Date Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:02:32 GMT
Thanks Greg! Just want to clarify, if the community intends to use the
forum as a primary mode of handling user support, does it need to be hosted
on the VM provided by Apache, or can we host it elsewhere?


On Sun, Sep 17, 2017 at 8:57 PM, Greg Stein <> wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 17, 2017 at 6:30 PM, Seb Kiureghian <>
> wrote:
> >...
> > Discourse is open source so we can host it on Apache infrastructure and
> > include it on our site.
> To be clear: each community gets a single VM, and they are responsible for
> running that VM (we provide a base level system, with appropriate
> monitoring, updates, etc; we do not handle apps). You can choose to run
> Discourse on that, if you like. Or you may want to reserve the VM for other
> services/demos/testing. The Infrastructure team will *not*
> run/manage/operate a Discourse instance. Your community will be responsible
> for the operation and maintenance of Discourse.
> The Apache Software Foundation does not require you to use ASF resources,
> except for version control, and your project web site. But there is a
> "discoverable" issue, which leads all of our communities to follow a
> standard pattern, built around an website and mailing lists.
> But if you'd like to run Discourse, that will require an ongoing commitment
> from the MXNet community, in perpetuity. Discuss with your Mentors, and if
> that is your decision, then have a Mentor file a ticket for a VM.
> Cheers,
> Greg Stein
> Infrastructure Administrator, ASF

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