[tahoe-dev] call for volunteers for volunteergrid2

Zooko O'Whielacronx zooko at zooko.com
Tue Jan 11 15:04:01 UTC 2011


I've heard from a few different people that they want a Tahoe-LAFS
grid to contribute a server to and receive storage service in return.
There is one such grid in operation, called "volunteergrid", but it is
not accepting new members at this time. Therefore, I'm creating a
mailing list named "volunteergrid2-l" to let such people
self-organize. I'm going to be the mailing list administrator, but
otherwise I don't intend to spend a lot of time organizing.

Here is a proposed "constitution" for volunteergrid2.

Welcome to volunteergrid2-l!

Rules (enforced by community):
1. We have at most 20 members.
2. Respect one another's privacy and security. (Normally Tahoe-LAFS
makes it impossible to do otherwise, but accidents can happen, and
when they do, mutual respect for one another's privacy is the best
3. Contribute more storage space than you use (remember that expansion
uses up more disk space by a factor of N/K, and that old version of
files linger for about a month before they are garbage-collected).
4. Offer good quality, durable, highly-available service -- commit to
keeping your server(s) running year after year. If a server dies, try
to rescue the data off of its hard drive. Use careful system
administration. Try to keep your servers up and reachable all the
time. Let your fellow volunteers know if there is a failure or
interruption of service.
6. Be nice! Kindness and good humor help groups of human cooperate
more efficiently.

If you want to be on the volunteergrid2-l mailing list, please send me
email! zooko at zooko.com



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