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

Michael H. Semcheski mhsemcheski at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 15:02:06 EDT 2007

> 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:

> http://wplug.ece.cmu.edu/wiki/index.php/FinancialDocuments

> 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.

Regarding what the budget is, that's for the board to decide.  We
worked under the assumption that we could spend no more than $25 / per
month on hosted services.  We also worked under the assumption that it
would be appropriate for the board to decide what name is on the
account and where the  payments come from.

As far as competitive shopping, I will draw that up.

The overall outcome of our meeting was that for under $300 / year, we
can eliminate all dependencies on CMU or other charitable hosting
sources.  We have a plan to proceed on this path, pending board

If we decide to use another provider (e.g. pair), it doesn't have to
alter our plans too much.  The plan of attack for eliminating hosting
dependencies is loosely coupled to the actual service we choose!

Clearly the board must be willing to spend some money here.  Otherwise
we'd be trading one free service for another, getting nowhere in the
process, and wasting our time.  We want to move forward, because we
want to do bigger and better things than worry about where to put a
wiki and 10 odd mailing lists.

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