[Rack] possibility of tenants in the new rack
jim at systemateka.com
Sat Mar 5 11:28:43 PST 2011
i'm writing to the rack list to see if there's real
interest or objections or contributions to the idea of
setting up the new rack and getting some tenant computers
i believe i may be able to bring from ten to fifteen
tenant computers to the new noisebridge rack. if so,
these would pay enough to provide some income to
noisebridge. management would not be an issue. income
from tenants would certainly pay more than electrical
power as well as some and possibly all of bandwidth.
to do so would require agreement, possibly consensus,
prior to which a plan should be made.
if i understand correctly, web pass or some other
entity could provide a high-speed drop to the space for
about $2500.00 or so dollars. i believe i can get upfront
cash for that, which the tenants would reimburse--i.e.
no cash output required of noisebridge.
judging from the history of the tenants there would
be very little physical activity involved in maintaining
the tenants, and that would be entirely done by the
tenant groups--i.e. not a lot of people coming into the
space because of this.
there would be infrastructure work to be done, and i'm
willing to put in hours to help:
* determine where the new rack lives.
* bring dedicated power and external ISP lines to the rack.
* determine some means for protecting the tenant computers
from in-the-space hacking.
* possibly install UPS systems.
i'm highly motivated to do this, not that i want to
be pushy, but i'm certainly willing to push to see that
it happens, given no unmeetable objections.
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