[svlug] ISSUE: SVLUG's continued status with SBAY
rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Feb 16 12:25:41 PST 2006
Quoting Jennifer Davis (sigje at sigje.org):
> if everyone in the group's current leadership were to step
> away.. would the group still function?
You bet it would. The group has innumerable mechanisms for continuity
that owe nothing at all to the presence or absence of a umbrella
sponsoring corporation: mailing lists, IRC channel, Web site, monthly
meetings, personal friendships and acquaintance.
> With an umbrella group you are drawing on all the possible resources
> so that the nitty gritty still exists.
So, please name one resource relevant to group continuity SVLUG would
not have access to without being a SIG of somebody else's organisation.
I can't think of a single one.
> 2. DNS/web whatever .. Really it _does not_ matter.
Yet, without SVLUG DNS, you would not have been able to send your
message at all. I think you just demolished your own assertion, no?
An afterthought: Back in November, when I looked into the SVLUG DNS and
domain-registration situation, the domain had _four_ authoritative
nameservers, some of which had technical problems. I explained in
detail how to fix all of those problems (see "volunteers" list message
archive URLs posted yesterday). As noted, I also offered to apply those
fixes myself, if SVLUG wished.
Three months later, not only were those fixes never applied at all, but
also the domain has been reduced to _two_ nameservers, one of which is
> ...the fact that Ian made some needed updates should not be
> considered anything more than network administration type tasks that a
> volunteer would normally do.
I'm sure it was well-intended, and I would be the last to say otherwise.
However, to be blunt, with DNS down to a _single_ functional nameserver,
those "needed updates" have now put SVLUG's Internet presence in danger
of total failure.
That is a fact. Check for yourself.
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