Fedora and Google search: the final report

Bryan Che 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
>>  considering.
> 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.
> -jef
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