[SAC] Re: [support.osuosl.org #20349] Backup Implementation for OSGeo VMs

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Fri Mar 2 14:32:37 EST 2012

On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 8:59 AM, Alex Mandel <tech_dev at wildintellect.com> wrote:
> On 03/02/2012 02:45 AM, Martin Spott wrote:
>> Anyhow I've never understood how OSGeo got into financial obligations
>> with respect to the hosting at OSL.
>> When the new servers were purchased, everbody was talking about free
>> hosting at OSL in the sense of "no matter whatever would happen to
>> OSGeo, the server infrastructure won't be affected and will continue".
>> Now recently I realized that OSGeo is paying an annual fee of $3.5k for
>> hosting the two servers at OSL - which is pretty contradictory to what
>> has been communicated before.
> We are not under obligation to do so as far as I know. We offered a one
> time contribution for their services and assistance to help ensure
> future hosting.

Alex / Martin,

Note that it was my intention that we would annually provide a contribution
to OSL as a way of showing some appreciation for the services they
provide even if it doesn't actually cover what we cost them to serve.
However, it is not an obligation.

I will note the amounts of money Lance mentioned for supporting backup
seem high to me, and I'm not too keen on getting into a situation with
high locked in prices for backup services.

Best regards,
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