[conspire] LUG: New non-profit, community colo open in San Francisco
danielg4 at mac.com
Wed Feb 14 17:18:41 PST 2007
"No gnu's is good gnu's." --Gary Gnu, "The Great Space Coaster"
On Feb 14, 2007, at 5:12 PM, Ian wrote:
> Hi Daniel,
> My apologies, really. We are just trying to spread the word, but
> you're right, I should have been more judicious in which lists I sent
> to. We did research on local groups that might find it a good
> resource, but I underestimated the overlap in subscribers. The last
> thing I meant to do was spam or crosspost. That's the opposite of what
> we're about.
> If you do think anyone might find SFCCP helpful or useful, please
> consider having them contact us. I can be reached directly to answer
> any questions if need be and genuinely meant no harm.
> Thanks for your understanding,
> -Ian M.
> On 2/14/07, Daniel Gimpelevich <danielg4 at mac.com> wrote:
>> You know, what you're talking about is really great. How you're
>> 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
>> would post it to a list (CCSF LUG) that has not seen a single post
>> 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
>> opportunity would have been to put up a web page about it, and
>> 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
>> > server at the San Francisco Community Colocation Project's colo at
>> > & 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
>> > of a network that includes other community colos in Seattle,
>> > 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
>> > 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
>> > http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/11/27/050218
>> > Thanks for your time,
>> > Ian McLeod
>> > San Francisco Community Colocation Project
>> > www.sfccp.net
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