From: Colm Buckley (colm at domain tuatha.org)
Date: Tue 18 May 1999 - 15:23:10 IST
I've mentioned this to a few people already; I figure the only way to
get an actual decision (until we have a formal committee in place) is to
ask the list:
As most of you probably know, the ILUG web pages and mailing lists are
run from my machine, lugh.tuatha.org, which is located in Indigo
Internet's Web farm - this machine is well-connected to most facets of
the Irish Internet, and I'm happy to have it used permanently as the
ILUG's Net home.
I used to back up this machine across the network (in the middle of the
night) to a tape here in Trinity, however the volume of data is such
that this isn't really a viable long-term solution.
As we do have some cash available (the donation from the Irish Unix
Users' Group), might I suggest that I purchase a tape drive, controller
and media for lugh, to ensure the safety and reliability of the ILUG's
Other obvious uses for the money include paying the IEDR's annual charge
for the linux.ie domain, membership of the GLUE (as suggested by
Caolan), and subscriptions to various things like the LJ. We'll have
to work out ideas related to where "physical" things can be kept -
probably distributed somehow between Dublin, Galway and Limerick, which
is where the bulk of subscribers seem to be...
Anyway, initial reaction to my expenditure proposal has been such that I
expect largely favourable responses; so there's no real need to mail me
if you're okay with the idea - however, if you think it's a *bad*
plan, please mail me or the list to explain why, and we'll try to work
something out. Note that I'm talking about spending about 10% of our
current cash resources on this - it should last us more-or-less
-- Colm Buckley B.A. B.F. # colm at domain tuatha.org colm.buckley at domain tcd.ie colm at domain computer.org Department of Computer Science # +353 87 2469146 # whois cb3765 Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland. # http://www.tuatha.org/~colm/ Two wrongs are only the beginning.
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