Fedora and Google search: the final report
bche at redhat.com
Fri Mar 14 13:00:06 UTC 2008
Our upstream dev community, the Condor project, also gets lots of its
funding from NSF and the government.
Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 11:42 AM, Paul W. Frields <stickster at gmail.com> wrote:
>> What if, as part of this new "community grid" project (which I like
>> calling "Trellis"), we offered people the ability to pitch in with the
>> web-crawling duties? This is not limited to just Fedora users, but
>> here's one possibility: Installing user sees firstboot module providing
>> Trellis. User opts in, then from a menu of system resource donations,
>> selects either (1) "wikia," or (2) "Fedora, I trust you, use this time
>> for whatever you like," which maps to a certain proporation of donation
>> for wikia (published somewhere, with a link).
>> This isn't purely about CPU cycles anymore, but it's still worth
> Actually cycles to support wikia indexing makes a lot more sense to me
> than packaging building.
> If only we had a more solid relationship with NSF so that we could get
> specific science research ideas on board quickly. Actually...
> Paul when are you going to DC for that conference? If I found someone
> from NSF for you to talk to about Fedora as a technology base for
> computational science would you be interested? If we make an
> investment into this sort of grid, it might not hurt to beat NSF and
> NIH over the head about it...repeatedly.
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