Would the local tech peeps care?

Ryan Moore paniclater at gmail.com
Mon Mar 3 21:59:30 MST 2014


I would love this. I would also be interested in learning how to provide /
helping to maintain this service.


On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 9:46 PM, Stephen Shaw <sshaw at decriptor.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 6:00 PM, Gabriel Gunderson <gabe at gundy.org> wrote:
>
> > All,
> >
> > I've just been toying around with offering local tech peeps a few free
> > services that I could provide pretty easily. I wonder if these things
> > would actually be welcomed by the tech community and worth my effort.
> >
> > Anyway, here's what I'm thinking...
> >
> > First, I'd like to offer a tiny vps (virtual private server) for free.
> > We're not talking about anything you'd run your business on, but it
> > would give people a place to play around. Because they'd be free, I'd
> > keep the specs very modest, something like 1 CPU, 40G disks, 512MB RAM
> > and a static IP (in a shared subnet). We'd offer Ubutnu LTS, CentOS
> > 6.X and anything else the community wanted to help make base images
> > for. There would be no support or guaranteed up-times.
> >
> > Next, I'd like to offer unlimited private (or public) git-based
> > projects on a GitLab server (http://gitlab.org/gitlab-ce/). We would
> > just limit the total disk space per user to 5G or something. I know
> > there are a ton of options out there for hosting git projects, but
> > most of the free stuff is for public projects.
> >
> > I'd love to hear your thoughts. Is it worth my (well, Izeni's) effort
> > and expense?
> >
> > (Feel free to forward to any UT tech communities)
> >
> >
> > Best,
> > Gabe
> >
>
> I think that would be great. I can think of several things that I could use
> a small VPS for. Plus, if its free I'll take 2 :)
>
> Cheers,
> Stephen
>
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