« on: September 18, 2007, 03:53:10 pm »
I am new to the project, but have been around plenty of FOSS projects in the past, and while I am no developer I would like to help. I am a systems engineer and have worked with some larger web hosting companies in my time so I would like to see if there is anything I can do to provide this project a nice, permanent home.
I was wondering if anyone knew what kind of resources this project would need in terms of bandwidth and storage space so that I can look for a solution. It had been mentioned that a true build environment was desired, and the best way to do that would be having a dedicated server somewhere with Xen or OpenVZ and give the devs each a virtual environment. That type of thing isnt free, and it may be more of a long term goal, but its good to have solid plans for growth.
I would also like to know if there is an IRC channel for the developers yet. If not I would be happy to set that up for and lurk there to keep it open. The early momentum this project has is very encouraging, but it needs to be kept going, and the best way I know for a project like this to do that is to get a solid community built around it (as has been stressed previously in this thread). I am finally getting to the point where I feel more comfortable with the LinuxMCE systems that I have set up so I will also try to do my part by fielding support requests that I can and maybe trying to fix up the wiki here and there.