[SAC] www.gdal.org web site

John Graham johng at telascience.org
Mon Mar 19 12:44:32 EDT 2007


Hosting gdal.org on the telascience servers would be great.
I would like to get the Telascience LDAP replaced with openldap and also 
use the osgeo ldap for logins at telascience.


Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Folks,
> The contract for the machine I host www.gdal.org at iweb.ca is coming up
> for renewal and in order to save roughly $1200 USD per year, I'd like to
> migrate to OSGeo/telascience hardware.  The services I currently host 
> are:
> 1) www.gdal.org - a doxygen generated website + the primary download 
> directory.
>                   this includes the fwtools download area.
> 2) maps.gdal.org - a few datasets made available through MapServer via 
> WMS,
>                    and WCS (SRTM30, and a big landsat mosaic of south 
> america)
>                    This isn't critical, but some of my test scripts do 
> run
>                    against it.
> 3) some bittorrent peering for geotorrent.org.
> 4) home.gdal.org - my personal web site which I'll move to a shared 
> hosting
>                    service I've been paying for and not using for a while
>                    (one of those $10/month type services).
> I have created a trac ticket to track this task:
>   http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/81
> My main question(s) are:
>  o Where should we put these services?  I'm thinking putting it 
> www.gdal.org
>    on the same blade as download.osgeo.org would be convenient from my 
> point
>    of view.
>  o Is there an issue with migrating over maps.gdal.org and the bittorrent
>    peering?  This duplicates work done by the geodata group.  I could
>    actually just decommission this if it doesn't fit the model well.
> I expect Mateusz and I will do the bulk of the actual migration work.
> BTW, I'd also like to transfer control of the gdal.org domain to OSGeo
> at some point.
> Best regards,

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