> 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?


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