[wplug-board] Re: [wplug-plan] Virtual Hosting

Patrick Wagstrom pwagstro at andrew.cmu.edu
Mon Jun 18 13:57:06 EDT 2007

> In response to Vance Kochenderfer <vkochend at nyx.net>:
>> "Michael H. Semcheski" <mhsemcheski at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> The decision the Internet Committee came to was this.  Linode.com 
>>> provides virtual hosting.  We get a root account on a virtual machine
>>>  for a price within our budget.  Next Friday, we will open an account
>>>  with Linode.
>> Thanks for working this out.  I do think that at least the board should
>> vote on the matter before binding WPLUG to a financial commitment.  Bill
>> and Mike H., are you available Monday evening?
> Sorry for the slow response, I was away all weekend (starting Thursday 
> night).
> I hadn't realized that I was behind on minutes.  I'll get last month's up
> this evening.
> Looking over my notes, the board did not vote to approve any particular 
> budget for this.  The board was still in a "discovery" mode.

Okay, the approval of funding will be an issue for next monday's meeting.  In the meantime, we *need* to see an accounting of the costs related to this decision, who will have their name on the account, and what was done for competitive shopping.

Will the Internet committee folks doing this, please consider looking at:


It's important to fill out the funding request form as it provides a paper trail of where we're spending our money and what for.  It's really vague to say that something is within our budget when a budget has not been defined.


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