I think the case is solved - Rdb said he can ask, but he can’t promise anything. And that’s great. As is Radu’s suggestion. Torrent might actually solve the problem perhaps.
Still, I feel like I should answer Xidram.
Actually, I think competition is always harmful, but I guess this is not the place to discuss that, is it? I have a rant about that on my web log if you’re interested - not advertising, just don’t want to spam this forum too much with unrelated topics.
This is an absurd argument. Only because you can’t help everyone you’re not going to help anyone? I think that helping means doing what you can. If it’s within your capabilities you should do it, if it’s not, you should say “sorry, I can’t help”, but not even considering help is just wrong.
Of course there is. This is why if there is space and bandwidth on one’s server and somebody comes asking for help, one should consider providing the unused resources.
I’m not saying Panda should start posting “We provide servers” all over the net, come on…
Ok, maybe it’s just my zeitgeist movement mentality, but does there really need to be a selling point? A deal? A gain? Profit mentality is generally destructive, but when you search for gain every time you’re asked to give someone a hand, this is just up side down.
Again, to make things as clear as I can, I’m not saying Panda’s servers should be open to everyone, come and get some. What I’m proposing is this: When somebody asks if you have some spare server space you don’t tell them to “get lost” without giving it any thought. Instead, you say “wait, I’ll check/ask”, and then you answer. You can say “no, sorry”, you can say “sure” and you can say “yes, but only for a month”. It’s not like you should give your servers out to people regardless of the servers melting down…
Of course, and I have thought about it. Unfortunately, I only have a fairly old PC with a very slow upload connection.
Besides, I’m not trying to boss around, I just proposed to consider giving a hand to a fellow OpenSource project.