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Subject: Re: [boost] [infrastructure] The vault vs. project hosting vs. Boost hosting?
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-07-17 14:34:46

on Sun Jul 17 2011, Dave Abrahams <> wrote:

> Yeah, the idea of spending some money (which we've earned through
> BoostCon) on our own host is one of the items on the steering
> committee's agenda.
>> There are likely others, but those are the ones I'm aware of at the
>> moment. Even though I appreciate the hard work it takes to host
>> something like Boost. It seems that we can be better served through
>> some other hosting. I recently found another university providing the
>> same kind of hosting services we currently get. But in this case
>> hosting is what they do, as opposed to something they happen do on the
>> side. They are the Oregon State University Open Source Lab
>> <>. And they host a rather distinguished list of OSS
>> projects <> like:
>> Apache, Debian, Drupal, Eclipse, Fedora, RPM, Slackware, and more. To
>> me it's looking more and more that our requirements for hosting are
>> increasing rather than stabilizing. And hence it makes sense to move
>> to a provider than can scale, instead of sticking with one that needs
>> to cut back.
> Whoa, definitely. Is that something we can get for free?

Just looked into this a bit myself. sounds *awesome*. I'm going
to inquire as to whether they would host us. Can't hurt to ask!

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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