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Re: Exodus Down
- From: Marc MERLIN
- Date: Sun Jul 01 14:59:01 2001
On Sat, Jun 23, 2001 at 05:35:12PM -0700, Roland Dobbins wrote:
> What with VA Linux's financial woes, I'm worried about
> sourceforge.net/Andover in general.
If you read the announcement that was made this week, the part that says
that Sourceforge is now a main product and focus should hopefully reassure
you (and OSDN is pretty much self-sufficient in terms of revenue), so not
much to fear here.
> A large portion of the Internet's applications/utilities/OS development
> infrastructure has grown to revolve around these sites - we need to be
> thinking about what to do if the folks at VA Linux aren't able to continue
> their admirable support of these resources.
If the worst were to happen, and a few years down the road VA were to run
out of cash before being profitable, I'm pretty sure that SF could be taken
over by someone else, and of course all the projects are on ftp[1-x].sf.net
sites which are mirrored already.
(not talking in any official capacity for VA or OSDN)
Microsoft is to operating systems & security ....
.... what McDonalds is to gourmet cooking
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