[portland] [python-advocacy] virtual servers for Python user groups

Tennessee Leeuwenburg tleeuwenburg at gmail.com
Sat May 19 09:00:34 CEST 2007


Trying again...

On 5/19/07, Tennessee Leeuwenburg <tleeuwenburg at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> +1 from me.
>
> Also would recommend a "meta" user group to monitor and keep in touch with
> groups making use of this service. A simple system like a Google Group
> should be plenty. There is a lack of 'play areas' for putting Python web
> apps.
>
> -T
>
> On 5/19/07, Grig Gheorghiu <grig at gheorghiu.net> wrote:
> >
> > Strong +1 from me. I organize the SoCal Piggies group with Titus Brown,
> > and we both donate server capacity and bandwidth to the group. A
> > PSF-sponsored virtual host would be nice.
> >
> > Grig
> >
> > --- Brad Allen < brad at allendev.com> wrote:
> >
> > > What do you think of the idea of PSF funding hosted virtual servers
> > > for user groups? A virtual server could be managed by a volunteer
> > > representative of the local user group, so PSF's only involvement
> > > would be the initial setup and paying the ongoing bill.  This would
> > > give user groups a place for things like secure SVN hosting, Trac for
> > >
> > > project management, and user group website, etc...
> > >
> > > In the Dallas user group, we benefit from Jeff Rush donating the user
> > >
> > > of his colocated server, but not every user group has someone that
> > > can contribute a server. Making a similar resource available to any
> > > Python user group could enable real action and growth.
> > >
> > > Recently I visited the newly re-forming Python user group in
> > > Portland, OR, which had a meeting at BarCamp, and we discussed the
> > > virtual server idea. One of the members said he had an interest in
> > > helping PSF pilot test projects to help bolster user groups, and I
> > > think there would be no difficulty in finding someone to take on
> > > sysadmin chores for a user group virtual server.
> > >
> > > The Portland group would be a good testbed for seeing what PSF user
> > > group assistance can do, because the group is in the process of
> > > re-establishing after a period of inactivity.  I suspect Portland
> > > could sustain a very large and active Python user group if they could
> > >
> > > get the right resources assembled.
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