On Tue, Jul 22, 2003 at 07:04:41AM -0700, CMR wrote: > > - Node hosting as we had planned looks to be out. We cannot raise our own > > money - if we became a PAC we couldnt coordinate at all with HQ, we would > > become useless. They cannot pay for the hosting unless the sites became > > official. However, it is expected that there will be ISP's willing to > offer > > to host and help set up the tools for communities who want to use them > (for a > > price of course). This would get us halfway there (if the ISP's set up > the > > scripts and we just had to teach them how to admin it). More on the > later.... > > > > Well, I remain ready to kick down for a big chunck of linux hosting space, > setup fees plus the first few months (say, till we know if Dean will be a > real phenom or a shooting star - or by super-tuesday); I want to put up my > own e-zine anyway so it wouldn't cost much more to get a boodie-load of > space and data transfer; wouldn't need much in the way of tools since we > have so many mega-geeks involved; just need SOLID and FAST tech support to > ensure absolute minimal down time. I don't think there'd be any legal > issues, I'd just be donating space for a cause, period; my dime, nobody's > else's bidness.
It's very likely to be worth looking into people who already host blogs -- if their politics are compatible, they might be interested in doing something for local campaigns. I'm thinking of Highertech, who host Flutterby, as an example (though I have no knowledge about whether they'd actually be interested). Alternatively, committees might look into sharing a colo box -- I can't see that you couldn't put 20 or 30 local campaigns (for places almost, but not entirely unlike New York City) on on box, if not more -- and that breaks the cost down nicely, and guarantees that you'll have the software loadout you want. I gather Drupal (about which I know Nossing! Nossing!! :-) has been finalized? Cheers, -- jra -- Jay R. Ashworth [EMAIL PROTECTED] Member of the Technical Staff Baylink RFC 2100 The Suncoast Freenet The Things I Think Tampa Bay, Florida http://baylink.pitas.com +1 727 647 1274 OS X: Because making Unix user-friendly was easier than debugging Windows -- Simon Slavin, on a.f.c