On Thu, 2011-02-03 at 16:03 -0500, Ricky Zhou wrote:
At today's meeting, we started a discussion of what kind of
we should have for moving some services to externally hosted versions
(like Transifex to tx.net
or Wordpress blogs to wordpress.com
Here's are some initial items that we came up with at the meeting.
While it's often still useful to consider these on a case-by-case basis,
let's get a good list of requirements to talk about when looking at
1) Some level of freeness (unclear where we draw the line)
Agreed - is a freesoftware API/bindings enough? For example ec2 using
2) Configuration management
for some services this is important for maintainability -for others,
like blogs, less so.
4) Ability to get data out
3 and 4 are coupled in my mind.
- this is a fun an painful discussion about how
we federate apps.
6) Level of support (for managed hosting like wordpress/tx)
This should be broken out into: Level of support offered by service
and Level of support we're currently able to successfully offer.
B/c there is 'desired' supoort level and 'reality' and those two do not
7) Cost (compared to our own maintenance costs)