also sprach Luca Filipozzi <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2015-04-03 08:57 +0200]: > I'm prepared to accept pro-forma invoices from commercial organizations, based > on their published pricing. Although it could be argued that 1RU/1Gbps of > hosting is the same no matter the location of the data centre, the reality is > that pricing varies widely and attempting to normalize across markets is > untenable. In other words, my measuring stick is "what would it have cost > Debian to put a server in that data centre, based on the published pricing". > > For academic institutions, we can find a corresponding commercial provider in > their jurisdiction / country, perhaps. Absolutely, iff we need the hosting, then we can rank it according to market price. However — I am not aware of prices for the type and volume of hosting required — but I'd be surprised if it'd slot in to the levels I'm imagining. I mean, look at https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/donate/sponsors.shtml and think about the market price of some of the hosting offers we get. At most, they'd probably reach Bronze, if at all. And yet, it might just be that the admins there give us special access or support because they also use Debian etc. and suddenly you cannot weigh it up against purely financial support anymore. So I don't think the solution is quite that simple and I think we shouldn't rule out the possibility to just name in-kind donations as such, rather than to slot them in with financial scales. > Finding a single service capable of providing crowdrise-like > features AND a very wide variety of payment mechanisms may prove > difficult. That said, we can begin our search with this as > a requirement. I'm new to crowdrise. What's the story? And couldn't crowdrise itself be (convinced to be) interested in supporting Debian by waiving commissions on incoming donations? -- .''`. martin f. krafft <email@example.com> @martinkrafft : :' : proud Debian developer `. `'` http://people.debian.org/~madduck `- Debian - when you have better things to do than fixing systems plan to be spontaneous tomorrow.
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