Okay, I swear I didn't put Antonio up to this... :-) [The check is
in your inbox Antonio]
Code4Lib.org doesn't officially cost us anything. It is housed on a
server that six of us went in on together. The server houses other
side projects, personal web pages, etc. It is sort of a grand
experiment (e.g., let's informally pool our resources and get a
non-work machine with a decent pipe). We all have equal rights (and,
likewise, equal opportunity to mess up the machine).
So, long story short... you could say the code4lib website is
subsidized (like many other great things in life) because we'd want
the box even if we didn't have code4lib.org hosted there.
That said (and here comes the sales pitch), we did just move to a new
host with a much bigger pipe (5x what we had). Currently, everyone
pays $15/mo. I cover my $15 and, so far, an extra $20/mo (which I've
been doing gladly all the while hoping we will attract a few more
people who are interested in pitching in on a shared space).
It is a completely informal environment... we are not providing a
hosting service like lishost.org; the expectation is we will take care
of our own sites and related software (though in a shared environment
you get to work together too).
So, if anyone is looking for a little server space, and would like to
pitch into a collaborative environment, get in touch. This isn't to
say that we'd refuse cold hard cash (we could always put it aside for
when our hardware starts failing us -- which, hopefully, should be
awhile), but the idea of additional collaborators is a much more
Anyway, all this is my opinion alone... I haven't spoken with the
others yet so if they have something different to say I'm sure they'll
ps: on a related note, we had a bit of downtime because the new colo
site (despite having a much bigger pipe) doesn't yet have key card
access to the server room (so I couldn't get in until today). Today
they told me that they are getting key card access at the beginning of
the month (like our previous place did) so we should have much faster
access to the server in the future... and, Antonio, since you are
local to the server we could get you a card too :)
On 3/6/07, Antonio Barrera <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Is it possible for individuals and/or organizations to contribute
> financially to offset the cost of code4lib.org? I'd be more than happy to
> Antonio Barrera
> Princeton University
> On 3/6/07 5:45 PM, "Roy Tennant" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Yeah, I just want to gove Kevin Clarke, Dan Chudnov, and Ed Summers a lot of
> > recognition and credit for keeping the c4l server going. Ed and Dan pulled
> > off a small miracle at the conference in the lobby while the rest of us were
> > relaxing and having drinks, just so we could keep going until Kevin could
> > make it back into the server room. It's worth noting that they all do this
> > for no remuneration. Maybe one day we'll have a fiscal identity, and the
> > ability to pay for such services, but at the moment we are relying on the
> > kindness of colleagues. So thanks! It's much appreciated.
> > Roy
> > On 3/6/07 1:47 PM, "Michael J. Giarlo" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >> On 3/6/07, Kevin S. Clarke <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >>> Things should be back to normal now with Code4Lib.org -- if you notice
> >>> any problems still, just let someone in IRC know.
> >>> I've added Nicole Engard's, Dan Field's, and Jonathan Rochkind's blogs
> >>> to the planet (if I missed anyone else who wanted theirs' included,
> >>> too, just let me know).
> >> ksclarke++
> >> -Mike