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Re: sf move plan

--- Mohammed Elzubeir <elzubeir at fakkir dot net> wrote:
> The 'good stuff' about sf....<drum roll> ;)
>   - less overhead (maintenance/administration)
>   - more bandwidth
>   - more stable network (not that the current is not!):
>     we are running on a dynamic ip, if we lost it we will be unreachable
>     for a day or 2 are the new information propagates throughout the net.
>   - more exposure -- and this goes both ways, for fellow arabeyes'ers and
>     for the rest of the open source community to us.
>   - did i mention less overhead?			

Mohammed, how is this less overhead ?  You will still have to maintain
everything (Gnats, CVS, users, shells, qamoose, etc.etc) and curse SF on
any issue that they won't help with (or is a quirk).

Arabeyes web page will be on SF, everything else will be on arabeyes -- so
what's the point ?  I see a need for say arabeyes.sourceforge.net (like fvwm
does) for the few cases when arabeyes is down (hurricanes, rough party at home,
etc :-); but other than that I don't see it.

The only pro's that I got out of this is the following,

 1. more bandwidth
 2. more stable
 3. less cost (ie. your phone-bill thingie :-)

I would be willing to supplement #3 (PayPal coming after VIM release too),
so that will leave us with 1 & 2.

Personally I think #1 is temporary and will not be sustained (unless we
increase the level of releases :-) which leaves us with #2 -- what other
options are there to solve that ?

I don't mean to be negative, but I am honestly wondering now :-)

 - Nadim

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