Mike Doty wrote: [Sat May 14 2005, 10:26:19AM CDT]
> The reason the AMD donation wasn't mentioned is because we didn't know
> AMD was going to send us all this equipment(we just received it on
> tuesday at OSL) So now we need to provide 3 SSI PSU's and 3 EATX cases.
> Like I said, the amd64 team has raised about 350 dollars, but this isn't
> enough to acquire everything we need(hopefully I can get 2 boxes online
> with that) I feel if we had 150-200 more then we could get all 3 boxes
> online, and keep nemo online. This will provide great benefit come
> release time, as most of the images would be built on amd64's hardware,
> if we had enough power. I'd still appreciate kurts donation, but it is
> no longer as important as it was before the AMD donation.
Cool. Excellent work on your part, by the way.
> I'd be more than happy to send an updated request for funding if that
> would help.
It wouldn't hurt. I, personally, would like to have something in
writing that states pretty much what you said in your e-mail (including
that hardware has already been donated) but that also adds (a) what the
new hardware will be used for, (b) where the new hardware will be
housed, (c) who will own it (I assume that Gentoo would, but it should
be in writing), and (c) who will be able to access it (not a list of
names, but something like "amd64 and security devs who request access").
Incidentally, the major criticism about the original budget request
(which wasn't enough to derail things, it was just a criticism) was that
the proposal stated that the upgraded machine would be used for release
building, but it didn't really justify that the requested funds would
solve that problem. This case is different, of course, because now we
have donated equipment from AMD.
In any event, you have a "yay" vote on my part for the $200.
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