[Bitcoin-development] Dedicated server for bitcoin.org, your thoughts?

Luke-Jr luke at dashjr.org
Sun Dec 8 23:18:42 UTC 2013


On Sunday, December 08, 2013 9:16:09 PM Saïvann Carignan wrote:
> > 1) Who pays for it? Most obvious answer: Foundation. However there's
> > currently a fairly clear line between the foundation website and the
> > bitcoin.org <http://bitcoin.org> website. I personally am fine with the
> > bitcoin foundation funding the website, it's a lot closer to the bitcoin
> > community than github. But some people might care. So next step would be
> > to contact the Foundation board and see if they're willing to fund it.
> 
> Actually I might find way to fund it. But I needed to have ACK &
> comments from developers before anything.
> 
> ...
> > 4) Who admins it?
> 
> Obviously, I thought it would be important that the server is owned by
> someone who can be trusted, with ssh access for all core developers.
> 
> > 5) Who controls DNS for it?
> 
> I'm not sure we'll get any change on this level. I have no idea if the
> domain is in good hands, except for the fact that nothing bad happened
> thus far. If anything, moving it to core developers (as intended when
> the domain was registered) would make more sense IMO. But again, is it
> possible, I don't know.

I don't think "core developers" should be directly in control here any more 
than the Foundation should. Developers are good for development, not 
necessarily web or server admin tasks. Only those directly involved in the 
needed roles should have access IMO.

Luke




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