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Re: Fedora and Google search: the final report

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 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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