[Box-Admins] Fwd: Squeak's Rackspace account (was: Re: Setting up an account that can submit report requests to Hetzner)

Tobias Pape Das.Linux at gmx.de
Wed Sep 7 18:26:48 UTC 2016

On 07.09.2016, at 19:31, Chris Muller <ma.chris.m at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all, I found this email invitation for us to get access to our Rackspace box.

Sorry that I sidestepped that.
I just wanted to have an impression of what rackspace looks like and what it does.

I did that and had a look around.

Basically, It is not unlike ghandi, but we have more control and also CDN.

We could migrate the individual services to an own vm each (which should be manageable and also feasible).

We continue to have to manage things like mailman.

We can, however, have DNS managed through rackspace, which would give us some advantages (especially regarding CDN).

With properly set up CDN, we can (Finally) have a fast files.squeak.org, and - with some effort - theoretically fast source.squeak.org mcz.

Most of the things are definitely possible until december.

Best regards

> We discussed in our meeting today that we should give Tony a list of
> people rather than invidually.
> Have we taken this step yet, or is this the next step?

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Tony Sebro <tony at sfconservancy.org>
> Date: Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 1:54 PM
> Subject: Squeak's Rackspace account (was: Re: Setting up an account
> that can submit report requests to Hetzner)
> To: "Bradley M. Kuhn" <bkuhn at sfconservancy.org>, Bert Freudenberg
> <bert at freudenbergs.de>, squeak at sfconservancy.org
> Cc: "David T. Lewis" <lewis at mail.msen.com>, leves at elte.hu,
> goran at krampe.se, "Randal L. Schwartz" <merlyn at stonehenge.com>, Ian
> Piumarta <piumarta at gmail.com>, brasspen at gmail.com,
> ma.chris.m at gmail.com, Tim Rowledge <tim at rowledge.org>, Eliot Miranda
> <eliot.miranda at gmail.com>, Craig Latta <craig at netjam.org>,
> frank.shearar at gmail.com, Tobias Pape <Das.Linux at gmx.de>
> On 01/05/2015 02:34 PM, Tony Sebro wrote:
>> Hi, all.  Happy New Year.
>> I've created a Rackspace account for Squeak, and I've submitted a
>> request that the account be added to their FOSS discount program (which
>> provides a $2,000/month credit for managed infrastructure accounts for
>> FOSS projects).  If/when I receive confirmation, I'll set up admin
>> subaccounts for Squeak volunteers who want to manage Rackspace services
>> on behalf of the project.
>> I'll keep you posted on my progress.  Best, -Tony
> Hi, all.  I've received confirmation that Conservancy's Rackspace
> account for Squeak has indeed been approved for inclusion in Rackspace's
> FOSS discount program.
> I can now set up subaccounts for Squeak contributors who want to manage
> the clound account.  Please send me the email addresses of those of you
> who should get subaccounts.
> Thanks! -Tony
> --
> Tony Sebro, General Counsel, Software Freedom Conservancy
> +1-212-461-3245 x11
> tony at sfconservancy.org
> www.sfconservancy.org

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