[kde-community] DigitalOcean is now a sponsor!

Nicolás Alvarez nicolas.alvarez at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 19:12:05 UTC 2016

They gave us free credits expiring in a year. I'm pretty sure taking them away halfway through would be against their own ToS. If they change sponsorship policies, I believe the worst that can happen is that they don't renew it when the credits expire. So we'll have time to move the servers elsewhere if "change of management" happens.

Your concern is valid, but note that the situation is nothing new. We have similar sponsorship from other providers.

KDE Sysadmin Team

> El 6 jul 2016, a las 05:47, Helio Chissini de Castro <helio at kde.org> escribió:
> I'm happy because the good reputation of Digital Ocean.
> But, out of curiosity, will be some formal agreement about usage and possible future changes be created ?
> I mean, if we move some services of our infra to Digital Ocean, and for some reason they are bought from some 
> bigger company or get new management direction saying no-go, how we should deal with this subtle situations ?
> []'s Helio
>> On Wed, Jul 6, 2016 at 10:37 AM, Boudhayan Gupta <bgupta at kde.org> wrote:
>> On 6 July 2016 at 13:28, Thomas Pfeiffer <thomas.pfeiffer at kde.org> wrote:
>> > On 05.07.2016 21:36, Boudhayan Gupta wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Hi Guys,
>> >>
>> >> I'm excited to announce that DigitalOcean is sponsoring the KDE
>> >> Community. Under their open source software sponsoring programme [1],
>> >> they've very kindly set us up to use computing resources free of
>> >> charge.
>> >>
>> > Awesome news! Is this sponsorship already "public" from their side
>> > (I don't see KDE on the list you linked to)?
>> > And if it is: Would they like us to keep it low-profile or talk about it?
>> > My first gut reaction would be to head over to G+ and spread the good
>> > news, but of course I'd only do that if they want us to.
>> Go ahead! We'll make an official announcement on the dot in a few
>> days, but of course we'll concentrate more on how we use the resources
>> than on the sponsorship instead.
>> Don't make it an "official KDE announcement" though. A personal post
>> saying "this is crazy awesome!" is fine.
>> > Cheers,
>> > Thomas
>> -- Boudhayan
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