I second Roy that it'd be great to move more obligations over to CLIR/DLF
now that we have a formal fiscal host. And a *huge* thanks to Oregon State
and Ryan Wick specifically for all the work that's been done. This
community owes a massive debt for all the labor and infrastructure that was
provided. Thank you!!!
I think migrating from Drupal to a static site makes a lot of sense, too.
I'm biased but I think the Jekyll conference website has worked really well
for the past several years. It's easy for many of us to contribute to, we
could have a public repo where people can create content or issues, and the
server maintenance is nonexistent. I'm pretty sure I've seen Drupal ->
Jekyll conversion tools discussed on this very list. My $0.02 but this is a
pretty big project and will undoubtedly require some community guidance.
On Mon, May 7, 2018 at 8:04 PM, Roy Tennant <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I like Eric's suggestion of a cloud server, as we could set this up via our
> new relationship with CLIR/DLF which means management of the web resources
> can be swapped around without having to move to another server. Recently,
> I've been moving web sites I manage for different non-profit groups to
> situations like WordPress.com, which makes it trivial to pass on
> responsibility. Going to AWS or something similar for Code4Lib is like
> that. I urge serious consideration of this path, and thanks, Eric, for the
> On Mon, May 7, 2018 at 7:51 PM, Eric Lease Morgan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > On May 7, 2018, at 6:36 PM, Wick, Ryan David <[log in to unmask]>
> > wrote:
> > > After over 10 years of hosting http://code4lib.org at Oregon State
> > University Libraries, we'd like to offer up the opportunity to another
> > institution or group.
> > >
> > > The sites are currently hosted on an aging physical server, and we
> > figured this would be a good time to transition.
> > >
> > > The server currently includes code4lib.org (Drupal), wiki.code4lib.org
> > (Mediawiki), planet.code4lib.org (Planet) and vote.code4lib.org (Rails)
> > > OSU has also been managing domain registration for code4lib.org for a
> > few years now.
> > >
> > > Given the need for systems administration, software and security
> > updates, maintenance, backups, etc. we’re looking for an institution with
> > sufficient resources to take this on. Making some server accounts for
> > community members available is very important.
> > >
> > > There is also an opportunity to explore moving on from Drupal, since
> > it's overkill for what very little we use it for. But I think it's
> > important to preserve what we've created (especially past conferences)
> > for the community to control our content. I believe that should be a
> > separate conversation than the hosting though, at least initially.
> > >
> > > I plan to continue assisting with user account management and some
> > back-end tasks, though I welcome any help with that.
> > >
> > > Let me know if there is serious interest, or if there are other
> > questions or concerns.
> > Ryan, about how much disk space is required for the totality of Code4Lib
> > content, not necessarily including operating system, applications, etc.
> > Less than 80 GB? Also, how much RAM does your current hardware use? What
> > I'm getting as it, "How much might it cost to have a cloud server?"
> > Morgan