[conspire] LUG: New non-profit, community colo open in San Francisco
danielg4 at mac.com
Wed Feb 14 16:59:34 PST 2007
You know, what you're talking about is really great. How you're talking
about it is not so great. I was quite excited when I first saw your
post this morning. Seeing it again this afternoon on a different list
turned that excitement into disgust, coupled with bewilderment that you
would post it to a list (CCSF LUG) that has not seen a single post from
anybody whose name is not Rick Moen in almost _four years_. I might
have recommended your colo service to several people otherwise. Now, I
might not. A less gag-inducing method of letting people know about this
opportunity would have been to put up a web page about it, and register
it with all the search engines, AND THEN DO NOTHING EXCEPT WAIT.
"Consider that two wrongs never make a right, but that three do."
On Feb 14, 2007, at 4:18 PM, Ian wrote:
> Hello CCSF LUG folks,
> We are writing because we think that CCSF sysadmins would be
> interested in a new non-commercial, community network with a
> colocation facility in downtown San Francisco.
> If you operate a server for an open source project, a non-profit
> organization or non-commercial personal use, you qualify to host your
> server at the San Francisco Community Colocation Project's colo at 6th
> & Brannan in downtown San Francisco.
> Your share of the collectively-purchased space & bandwidth starts
> around $45/1U/month.
> We have run a non-profit colo facility in the Bay Area for 5 years --
> and now we are opening the doors to our newest colo in SF. We are part
> of a network that includes other community colos in Seattle, Chicago,
> Toronto and Washington DC.
> We are also committed to the protection of online free speech. In
> 2003, for example, we received a DMCA take-down order from Diebold
> regarding documents that had been posted to our servers that shed an
> embarrassing light on Diebold's eletronic voting machines. The
> Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) took up the case and Diebold
> backed down. A corporate colo probably would have forced the client to
> comply with Diebold's lawyers.
> If any of this sounds good to you, please get in touch!
> 1) Email us -> inquire at sfccp.net
> 2) Call us -> (415) 887-7679
> 3) Check out our website -> http://www.sfccp.net/
> For more information on the Diebold case, see
> Thanks for your time,
> Ian McLeod
> San Francisco Community Colocation Project
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