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Subject: Re: Rockbox hosting

Re: Rockbox hosting

From: Franklin Wei via rockbox-dev <>
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:42:22 +0000

From #rockbox-community:

[23:52:41] <scorche> I pay $60 a month for my server, but was going to scale down a tier once I was able to rewrite things and be able to update packages (which never came to fruition). I could probably scale down without upgrading, I think

That's 60 USD/mo out of his own pocket. For a site averaging "100GB/month" (scorche's numbers), that's perfectly reasonable. Question that if you will.

Also, please keep in mind that we do this work entirely for free and that nobody is forcing anyone to donate. It is incredibly insulting to insinuate impropriety under these circumstances.

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On Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:21 AM, Jason Arthur Taylor via rockbox-dev <> wrote:

> I'm skeptical of this. Is there proof of this expense? I'm also skeptical of this idea of removing forums. I'm even skeptical of the motives of those in charge here. It is unacceptable to me that the paypal donations are not both public and in realtime. If you compare this random post about hosting prices it's also real hard to explain $700/year.
> My $0.02. Ban me if you want.
> On Tue, Oct 22, 2019 at 2:43 AM Wilgus William via rockbox-dev <> wrote:
>> Scorche is currently paying $700 / year to host
>> Propose some of the donated money go towards the hosting bills
>> Anyone have a better idea?
> --
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Received on 2019-10-22

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