Would the local tech peeps care?

Joel Finlinson joel at finlinson.net
Mon Mar 3 18:21:11 MST 2014

On Mar 3, 2014 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 a great idea.

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