[Linux-aus] VPAC etc

Phillip Smith lists at fukawi2.nl
Tue Jun 7 11:49:35 AEST 2016

On 6 June 2016 at 23:48, Russell Coker <russell at coker.com.au> wrote:

> Back to the content of the article, while there are some complaints that
> could
> be made about it (apart from the one I made) I think there is one
> noteworthy
> point.  The question is asked why doesn't Linux Australia pay for hosting.

​While the article itself retains the journalistic integrity of a flock of
seagulls, I do agree that the core point​ regarding hosting is a reasonable

It does seem strange to me that LA would rely on donated hosting when a
reasonable VPS from the likes of Linode can be had for under $500/year. A
cluster of machines to allow for separation of services could be had for
under $1,000. These don't seem too unreasonable given the profit figures
quoted in the article -- perhaps those are not accurate figures?
If the concern is the Linux *Australia* having services hosted overseas,
there are the likes of Binary Lane providing comparable hosting services in
Australia. LCA sponsor Anchor Hosting is in Sydney, or Catalyst (another
sponsor of LCA) have their cloud offering based in NZ.
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