[IMC-Finance] [proposal] To pay for hosting costs - english version
toya at riseup.net
Thu Feb 5 15:35:14 PST 2009
Hi IMC Finance,
2 collectives from imc brasil network replied about the linefeed
proposal supporting it, imc salvador (from Bahia) and imc sao paulo.
Besides those two collectives one person from imc Brasilia replied in
favor of the proposal (as a person not as a collective). Since many
collectives from our network are not meeting at the moment and many
volunteers are traveling (WSF and vacation time in Brasil) I don't
believe we will get more replies about it, in case we get I will fwd
them to the list.
Oi IMC Finance,
dois coletivos da rede cmi brasil se manifestaram em apoio a proposta do
linefeed, o cmi salvador (da Bahia) e o cmi saopaulo. Além desses dois
coletivos uma pessoa do cmi brasilia também se pronunciou a favor. Como
muitos coletivos não estão se reunindo no momento e muitos/as
voluntarios/as da rede estão viajando (FSM e ferias) não acho que
chegaram outras respostas, caso chegue enviarei para a lista.
toya at riseup wrote:
> Hello IMC Finance,
> I am sending this proposal not as IMC Brasil - just to be clear - but as
> a Linefeed sysadmin member. I will send a portuguese version of this
> proposal latter today.
> DEADLINE: February 5, 2009
> SHORT INTRODUCTION:
> This is a funding proposal to help pay the costs of host for
> Linefeed.org servers. The total cost for 4 servers for 1 year, which is
> $2880 USD. Linefeed has being hosting IMC websites for more than 8
> years. We host 15 Indymedia websites right now. Our servers are hosted
> at the SFCCP [http://sfccp.net] - a non-profit community colocation
> project that offers secure host for over 30 servers, since 2007.
> Linefeed decide to write a call to all IMC's we host asking them the
> support us to send this proposal to Global IMC Finance. Bellow you can
> see the signatures of those who replied, unfortunately we couldn't wait
> for all the replies to send this proposal because we had to send it out
> before the end of January, 2009. Linefeed collective is a
> non-hierarchical group with sysadmins from Latin America, USA and
> Europe, all of them are part of the Indymedia network as well, who helps
> voluntary on keeping the servers running.
> This request will directly help the Indymedia network but will also help
> other community groups and social movements around the world, who also
> benefits from the work done by Linefeed. We try as much as we can to
> cover the costs of such work, for instance we just received hardware
> donations from Wikimedia and this will help us upgrade our servers and
> also allow us to share some hardware with other radical tech collectives
> - mostly those in Latin America. Our members also donates money when it
> is possible to cover some costs we have. Although, the hosting costs are
> - so far - something we still need to ask help for. We are trying very
> hard to change this, by looking for other potential funds, we also would
> like to ask for help on that, if you know any foundation that would help
> projects like Linefeed or SFCCP please give us their contact, we really
> appreciate it.
> We understand that the Global Indymedia Financial team only accepts
> funds proposal from Indymedia's collectives, there is why we asked the
> collectives which we host to let us know if they would support the
> initiative of us, Linefeed, send this request to Global Indymedia. This
> money will cover the hosting costs for 4 server for a period of 1 year
> (Feb 2009/Jan 2010).
> We are asking for $2880 USD from the Indymedia Global Fund for the
> annual payment of 4 Lineeed servers which are used to host 15 Indymedia
> sites (one of those sites is not in production yet) and the organization
> site for sf-active - one of the CMS platforms used by the Indymedia
> network. As we mentioned before, we also hosts other sites from
> community groups and social movements around the world. Linefeed
> collective has being also helping on build a new cms for the indymedia
> network: http://cms.indymedia.org and hosts the manager site for this
> List of Indymedia collectives who supports this request:
> IMC Istanbul
> IMC Israel - their site is being migrated to a drupal CMS on one of our
> IMC Argentina
> IMC Rosario
> IMC Houston
> IMC Germany - *please read the note from IMC Germany* "We support the
> request to ask IMC Global Fund for the money to pay the costs (or at
> least the part of the costs that covers the hosting of IMC sites) of
> Linefeed servers"
> IMC Santiago de Chile - they sent a whole letter which is included at
> the end of this email (original and translation)
> List of Independent Media Centers hosted in the Linefeed servers.
> Arizona - http://arizona.indymedia.org
> Argentina - http://argentina.indymedia.org
> Germany mirror - http://de.indymedia.org
> Hawaii - http://hawaii.indymedia.org
> Houston - http://houston.indymedia.org
> Istanbul / Turkey - http://istanbul.indymedia.org
> Maritimes - http://maritimes.indymedia.org
> Peru - http://peru.indymedia.org
> QC - http://qc.indymedia.org
> Rosario - http://rosario.indymedia.org
> Santiago de Chile - http://santiago.indymedia.org
> SF-Active info site - http://sfactive.indymedia.org
> South Africa - http://southafrica.indymedia.org
> Thunderbay - http://thunderbay.indymedia.org
> Utah - http://utah.indymedia.org
> Israel - http://israel.muamba.org -> not in production yet (they are
> still migrating)
> Because we have payed till January 2009 - which means we have to pay on
> February - we are suggesting the deadline to be on February 5th, 2009.
> SANTIAGO DE CHILE LETTER:
> Dear Comrads,
> Writing from Santiago de Chile, in a month which in here the
> mobilizations and the "revolutionaries" goes on vacations. In Indymedia
> Santiago we don't rest, though we are a few now, we don't loose our hope
> to re-grow this year which is just beginning and will come loaded with
> We hope to continue counting with you, the work the Comrads of Linefeed
> does is what allows us to keep denouncing via Indymedia and with the
> host and confidentiality needed for these days when the repression
> intend to stop us.
> As Indymedia Santiago Collective we know how it is distressing to be
> without a site, when it is down for many different reasons. Our comrads
> call us asking what is going on with the site and is in time like this
> that we realize how is important to have a counterinformation media and
> we are very thankful that we can count with you comrads to allow us to
> be on the internet.
> If we could have the means to help you, we would. We can only pledging
> to continue the work we do and see if we can create a support network
> where people can make their contributions.
> We didn't replied it before because we didn't had the letter, we do it
> now hoping to arrive on time and be able to join those who are
> requesting to keep this experience and improve it to continue our work
> of agitation, dissemination, struggle and resistance.
> A brotherly and libertarian hug...
> p.Colectivo Indymedia Santiago
> Estimadxs Compañerxs,
> Escribo desde Santiago de Chile, en un mes en donde aquí las
> movilizaciones y lxs "revoluciónarixs" se van de vacaciones. En
> Indymedia Santiago no descansamos, pese a ser pocos ahora, no perdemos
> las esperanzas en volver a crecer en este año que recién comienza y que
> se vendrá cargado de movilizaciones.
> Esperamos seguir contando con ustedes, el trabajo que realizan lxs
> Compañerxs de Linefeed y que nos permiten poder estar denunciando via
> indymedia y contando con el resguardo y confidencialidad en estos días
> que la represión pretende acallarnos.
> Como Colectivo Indymedia Santiago hemos sabido lo angustiante que
> resulta estar sin sitio, cuando este se cae por diversas razones.
> Nuestrxs Compañerxs nos llaman y preguntan por el sitio y es cuando nos
> damos cuenta lo importante que es tener un medio de contrainformación y
> lo agradecidxs que estamos al contar con Compañerxs que nos permiten
> estar en la red.
> Pudiéramos contar con medios para poder ayudar, lo haríamos. Solo
> podemos comprometernos a continuar con el trabajo que realizamos y ver
> si podemos
> crear una red de apoyo con ayudistas que puedan hacer sus aportes en el
> lugar indicado.
> No respondimos antes ya que no contábamos con la carta, lo hacemos ahora
> esperando llegar a tiempo y poder sumarnos a quienes solicitarán
> mantener esta experiencia y mejorarla para continuar con nuestro trabajo
> de agitación, difusión, lucha y resistencia.
> Un abrazo fraterno y libertario...
> p.Colectivo Indymedia Santiago
> Sent by Toya - Linefeed sysadmin member.
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