[SAC] Domain Name Hosting
crschmidt at metacarta.com
Mon Feb 8 17:02:21 EST 2010
In attempting to move OpenLayers and other related projects away from living
entirely on MetaCarta's infrastructure, I am currently looking at Domain
Currently, the following domain names related to these projects are
The primary is the former, but some traffic comes in every day from
each of the latter -- approximately 200 visits a week for the past
TileCache also has tilecache.org, tilecache.net, and tilecache.com.
FeatureServer has only featureserver.org at this time.
Currently, OSGeo hosts domains for several of its incubated projects, but
in most cases, no more than one.
1. I would like to motion that for any incubated projects, it is expected
that OSGeo will host one domain by default, and more upon request +
approval by SAC.
1.1) if SAC is supportive of this, I would like to propose that OSGeo
hosts these three domains of OpenLayers.
2. I would like to know what people's opinions are on hosting domain names
for 'friends of OSGeo' projects, ones that are not incubated (usually
because they are too small). It seems to me that hosting up to one
domain for these would be fair, but that hosting additional domain
names should be only associated with a donation of some sort that would
financially support that hosting -- so a minimal $500 sponsorship would
presumably support some number of years of hosting for domains, and
OSGeo could accept the burden of doing so at that point.
I am hopeful that we can agree that hosting project domains -- specifically,
to prevent them from possibly being abused by organizations who might want to
'usurp' the good name that projects have built -- is a task that OSGeo
can perform as part of its role as a steward of the projects that have
gone through incubation, and look forward to hearing your thoughts.
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