Subject: Re: [Ows_solutions] [NYCGA-IWG] occupy.net is better
From: Andrew Mallis
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 23:25:07 -0500
To: internet_working_group@googlegroups.com


Subdomains don't need to get created that often. There'd be an initial big push, but then 1 or 2 people managing the DNS could handle it easily and reasonably. A 24-48 hour turnaround seems manageable, given there is already an expectation that propagation can sometimes take a while.

We could also require that all subdomains be approved by GAs. 
An online request form for subdomain requests would be a fairly straight forward thing. 
A link to the GA minutes online would be required + contact info for requestor.
An IP to point the subdomain to.
I'll volunteer to work on this, if there is interest.

The are potential political issues, i.e. 
Do we as occupations all want to be harmonized, standardized, etc?
Does the NY occupation want to restrict use of occupy.net for thier services only? For federated services only?

I'm thinking foremost of the good it will do a bunch of small cities with urls like:

hartugetxo.wordpress.com
occupycville.org
occupyclt.org
realdemocracyireland.org



Andrew Mallis


On Nov 8, 2011, at 3:28 PM, Clayton Dewey wrote:

using occupy.net for local occupations is a great idea because some jerk bought up a lot of the common occupy names and has put up some weird occupy political party stuff.  very annoying!!

On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 1:07 PM, Devin Balkind <devinbalkind@gmail.com> wrote:
Evy, point taken about the word "leaks."  I won't use it anymore - I'll use the term "disclosures".

Andrew, we agree about the potential for occupy.net to host subdomains for occupations.  I just requires a lot more organizing of developers.


On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 2:59 PM, Andrew Mallis <ows@ideograph.ca> wrote:
just a thought, but occupy.net as a base URL would seem to support occupation-specific subdomains quite well, i.e.


some cities have a hard time securing a short, logical domain name.


Andrew Mallis


On Nov 7, 2011, at 2:38 PM, Devin Balkind wrote:

Hi folks.  I was informed a few hours ago that our very own Dan was the owner of occupy.net.  I think that's a much better name than occupyeverywhere,org for our technology group to organize around.

I propose we consolidate our projects under the occupy.net URL.  Good example is the following:

*news.occupy.net = sdboyerdev.devcloud.acquia-sites.com
*wiki.occupy.net = wiki.occupyeverywhere.org
*crm.occupy.net = owsoutreach.civicactions.net
*mail.occupy.net = http://webmail.occupyeverything.info/
*register.occupy.net = https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dHVnLUlJRFF6OE9laDFVbWRMZ3hWQXc6MA#gid=0 I need someone to implement this in our civi.  Please connect with me if you're interested.
*lists.occupy.net = consolidation of our lists.
*freenet.occupy.net = network status information from freedom tower, etc
*forum.occupy.net = forum.occupyeverywhere.org

Let's discuss and, if there's consensus, sprint this out after the spokes council this evening.

Proposed copy for the front page of occupy.net is here: http://wiki.occupyeverywhere.org/index.php/Occupy.net

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Devin Balkind
@devinbalkind
vitamindwb.com





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Devin Balkind
@devinbalkind
vitamindwb.com


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