Hi, all — adding my thanks to Ryan and Oregon State for so many years of generous support!
DLF would be happy to include routine-billing-type responsibilities surrounding domain registration and a move to AWS or similar in our list of Code4Lib fiscal duties, if steady funding were identified and a process laid out for community approval of expenditures. (We left the door open to that kind of thing in our MoU, but because the original request was for fiscal sponsorship of the conference, all the processes we’ve really worked out so far have to do with annual LPC authority over conference contracts and funds.)
We’re unfortunately not staffed to take on migration, account administration, and ongoing maintenance/updates/etc, though, so shouldn’t be thought of as a replacement for OSU.
+1 to the idea of moving the main site from Drupal to Jekyll/GitHub Pages! — Bethany
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> On May 8, 2018, at 11:00 PM, CODE4LIB automatic digest system <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Date: Mon, 7 May 2018 21:37:44 -0700
> From: Eric Phetteplace <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Seeking new webhost for code4lib.org sites
> 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]>
>>>> 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) and
>>> 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 other
>>> 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?” —Eric Morgan