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Kitely donates $250 to help OSGrid recover from its crash

Post by Ilan Tochner » Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:55 am

OSGrid is OpenSim’s official development grid, and its existence is crucial for testing new OpenSim versions. Unfortunately more than a month ago the hard disks that were used to store all of the grid’s data crashed, and OSGrid has been offline ever since.

Recovering from that data loss has cost more than $4800, and the people that manage OSGrid have asked for donations to cover the expense. We’ve therefore decided to step up and donate $250 to OSGrid.

See: http://www.kitely.com/virtual-world-new ... its-crash/
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Re: Kitely donates $250 to help OSGrid recover from its cras

Post by Amiryu Hosoi » Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:40 pm

Dear Ilan, while I think this is a very generous gesture, maybe it would be better to think of another scenario, meaning, adopt Opensim. Why not let Kitely become the oficial development environment? It would benefit a lot of people, first of all the users.

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Re: Kitely donates $250 to help OSGrid recover from its cras

Post by Savino van Meirhaeghe » Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:24 pm

well done ILan with this gift..
a other point is kitely can not works as a full test project for what not well on this reasons..
osgrid people change alle days in opensim updates so this is unfortune.. this give a unstable kitely.. and i think no on of us people this will
2 kitely have a other structure for run opensim .yeah and this is also not real good alle time regions shutdowns and restarts allone for testings..


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Re: Kitely donates $250 to help OSGrid recover from its cras

Post by Ilan Tochner » Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:44 pm

Hi Ami,

As Savino correctly stated, we can't turn Kitely into a test grid similar to OSGrid as that would result in Kitely having the same type of stability and performance issues OSGrid sometimes suffers from. In addition, it's important that a vendor-neutral testing ground for new features continues to exist in order to support continued development of the OpenSim project by competing service providers.
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Re: Kitely donates $250 to help OSGrid recover from its cras

Post by Kayaker Magic » Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:56 pm

Following Kitely's good example, I just donated USD$100 to OSgrid to help with the recovery process.
Can I shame anyone else into doing the same? Must I get out a bucket of ice water?
For a while I have had PayPal send them a recurring donation every month to help with hosting costs.
I do (did) have a few regions hosted on a server in my barn that was on the OSgrid. I suppose not everyone here uses OSgrid as much as I do (did).
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Re: Kitely donates $250 to help OSGrid recover from its cras

Post by Ada Radius » Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:03 pm

I think a lot of us are sending what we can. Why shame?
Kayaker Magic wrote:Following Kitely's good example, I just donated USD$100 to OSgrid to help with the recovery process.
Can I shame anyone else into doing the same? Must I get out a bucket of ice water?
For a while I have had PayPal send them a recurring donation every month to help with hosting costs.
I do (did) have a few regions hosted on a server in my barn that was on the OSgrid. I suppose not everyone here uses OSgrid as much as I do (did).
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Re: Kitely donates $250 to help OSGrid recover from its cras

Post by Constance Peregrine » Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:19 pm

I sent my last 5 bucks [other than the 2 bucks to hold my paypal open] to Metropolis....why? Because they are a non-profit also and carrying the burden willingly for many displaced OSG folx.

Does 5 bucks matter? Not really, I just like the thought of it-))

Either way is cool, but people lose sight of the grids who welcome the displaced, that operate via their own money and donations too.

Bandwidth costs...[or whatever it is that costs more when such things happen...lol]
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