> On Fri, 1 Aug 2003, zachary rosen wrote: > > The only real > > difference between centralized and decentralized in terms of admin work > > required then becomes the mundane maintenance tasks: pruning and > > organization. If the nodes are empowered to maintain their own local > > repository then doing this work is offloaded from the potentially very > > large bottlneck of having it all maintained / pruned in a central site by > > one set of admins (DMT) to the many capable node admins. Am I missing > > something? > > Yeah. Anybody can prune the database. For maintenance operations that > might be a little dangerous, like vetoing media, we can hand out moderator > accounts on the central site to volunteers we trust. In fact, it would > be easier to find volunteers to just moderate than volunteers to run > an entire DeanSpace site.
This is exactly the reason I am so opposed to this solution. It is a basic question: who do you trust more to vett / prune media on the system that comes from nodes? DMT - or the nodes themselves? -Zack