On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 4:58 PM, Wilhelmina Randtke <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Pay for it shouldn't be an issue. It's like $10 a year to register the
> domain, right? So, don't make a big deal out of OSU paying for it. The
> fee is negligible.
Yes, it's not so much a matter of money as it is remembering to pay it :-)
> The key concern is how committed to OSU is Ryan Ordway, and what's the
> climate there like. I see this as transferring to the people who are
> currently technical contacts at OSU, not to a faceless organization. If
> they already hold several other URLs, and have a policy and timeframe for
> tracking and renewing these then that's a plus.
OSU is committed enough to have a Domain Name Committee to evaluate
these matters, which accepted the proposal to host code4lib.org. The
first code4lib conference was held at OSU, and there are several
active long time OSU folks who have helped create the code4lib
community...so it's not as if there's no connection between the
organization and this community.
I am not disagreeing with your assessment about individual vs
organizational ownership. But I am saying I don't want to be that
individual anymore, and that OSU is the best option for not letting
the domain lapse.