[Linux-aus] Videoing LUG Talks

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at dhanapalan.com
Thu Feb 7 03:04:29 UTC 2008

On 07/02/2008, Michael Still <mikal at stillhq.com> wrote:
> Sridhar -- you're understanding is kinda-true. The mirror team (Steven,
> Andrew Pollock and myself) have a preference for not being the canonical
> source for content. That's mainly because a pure mirror has very
> different (and laxer) backup requirement than a primary source. Worst
> case with a pure mirror we can just download all the stuff we mirror
> again if we lose the machine.

Sure, but then you've just passed the responsibility onto the local
groups, who are less equipped to deal with such matters. LUGs would be
much easier to set up and manage if there was a national body
providing centralised infrastructure.

> Then again, we are already the primary source for a bunch of stuff. LCA
> videos seem the most obvious example. So, I'm sure we can work out
> something with the SLUG folk if this is an issue. Given we've already
> got the problem of being the primary source for stuff, we might as well
> make it worse!

Initiatives such as 'LUG in a Box' will only solidify LA's position as
a primary source. I don't think this is a bad thing. The community as
a whole can save a lot of hassle and money if we pooled resources

> (And as a more general plea -- if there's something stopping you from
> using the mirror, please please please email
> mirroring at lists.linux.org.au... We can't fix problems that we're not
> aware of.)

I've sent a separate message to that address, on behalf of SLUG.
Hopefully we can come to an arrangement :)

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