On Sun, 2005-05-22 at 19:33 +0200, Sven Vermeulen wrote:
> On Sun, May 22, 2005 at 04:09:58PM +0000, Kurt Lieber wrote:
> > We can certainly reduce the amount of advertisements on the home page, but
> > we will probably need to keep some around, at least for the near future.
> > While we have a lot of infrastructure and bandwidth provided by OSU and IU,
> > it's still important to have at least a couple of other geographic
> > locations where we can house a server or two. Those servers, along with
> > their bandwidth and M&E costs, have typically been paid for through the
> > advertisements on our front page.
> On Sun, May 22, 2005 at 11:27:17AM -0500, Lance Albertson wrote:
> > Right now I'd like to at least keep the ads for folks providing us
> > hosting and bandwidth as these ads have definately helped them pay for
> > our costs and potentially adding more hardware/bandwidth to use. One
> > example is that Sevenl.net should be hopefully moving to a 100Mbit
> > connection, and much of it is thanks to our ad giving them more
> > exposure.
> Okay, I can totally understand this. Now what if some hosting company is
> proposing to host Gentoo infrastructure or provide bandwidth for us, when is
> it eligible to be forwarded to the infrastructure project and Foundation?
> For instance, do we have a place where our current "needs" are displayed or
> where I can find some numbers that I can show to the prospects so they can
> see what we are really looking for (what bandwidth and such)?
> Because frankly, someone who wants an advertisement because he is able to
> host Gentoo boxes on a shared 1 Mbps line is probably not to be taken into
Hrm, This is true. I thought there was something on the sponsors 
page about this, but apparently not. Make a bug and assign it to me and
I'll see about making an addition to that page that has requirements and
some guidelines for it. Generally in the past, someone would email
either me or Kurt about providing such hardware. If we felt that we
needed it and could use, then we would go on from there. If they asked
to have some kind of ad on our page, we would only do that depending on
the level of things they offered to us. i.e. - if they provided a bunch
of bandwidth/hardware/support, they would definately get exposure on our
Lance Albertson <email@example.com>
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