Martin v. Löwis wrote:
M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
True, but if we never ask, we'll never know :-)
My question was: Would asking a professional hosting company be a reasonable approach ?
It would be an option, yes, of course. It's not an approach that *I* would be willing to implement, though.
From the answers, I take it that there's not much trust in these
offers, so I guess there's not much desire to PSF money into this.
I haven't received any offers to make a qualified statement. I only know that I would oppose an approach to ask somebody but our volunteers to do it for free, and I also know that I don't want to spend my time researching commercial alternatives (although I wouldn't mind if you spent your time).
I don't quite understand what you meant here: are you opposing spending PSF money on a hosting company if and only if volunteers who take on the job don't get paid ?
I've done a bit of research on the subject and so far only found CollabNet and VA offering commercial services in this area. VA hosts SourceForge so that's a non-option, I guess :-)
I know that Greg Stein worked for CollabNet, so thought it might be a good idea to ask him about the idea to move things to CollabNet. Of course, before taking this route, I wanted to get a feeling for the general attitude towards a commercial approach, which is why I tossed in the idea.
Other non-commercial alternatives are Berlios and Savannah, but I'm not sure whether they'd offer Subversion support.
BTW, have you considered using Trac as issue tracker on svn.python.org ? They have a very good subversion integration, it's easy to use, comes with a wiki and looks great. Oh, and it's written in Python :-)