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Re: [Touchlay] Educational email account and Google ad-sense.
Phill Whiteside <phillw@xxxxxxxxxx>, speechcontrolteam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Abhijit Navale <abhijit.foss@xxxxxxxxx>
Sun, 03 Jul 2011 20:09:40 +0530
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Hi phill. That is a nice initiative you are doing.
As you know I was not there active in any team, so I do now understand
what is this google educatioon app to do with SC. I mean how it will be
helpful to us?
Also do we need to pay for that adsense accound and that dedicated server?
On Sunday 03 July 2011 06:48 PM, Phill Whiteside wrote:
> I have managed to nail Derrick down for a couple of chats. The
> educational email system is now live, I just have to learn how to
> administer it :) It is on his test area so I cannot do too much
> damage. I know that SII wish to switch over to it, as it gives us
> access to http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/edu/index.html If speech
> control and / or TouchLay wish to also be set up on that system, I'll
> get it done. The apps from educational system are ideally suited to
> development teams
> Derrick is also going to 'talk me through' registering the google
> ad-sense account. That will give teams so wishing to use it, the
> ability to have a small revenue stream coming in. It is not a great
> deal of money, but will help towards server hosting etc. (There is no
> charge for server hosting, but i couldn't think of anything else legal
> you youngsters could spend the money on).
> Whilst I am a "Super Administrator" on the system (I can edit all
> teams data), I do need for TL and SC to each nominate at least one
> person to be administrators on their own areas. As we all work closely
> together, I have no problem if you decide to nominate a couple of
> people to administer both areas. It is only light duties such as
> creating email accounts for people.
> My suggestion would be for Daniel0108 and MichealH to be admins, but
> that is for the teams to decide.
> Jacky's replacement laptop is going to be despatched on tuesday
> (Monday 4th July seems to be a Holiday in USA for some reason :P ).
> In the couple of quick chats I have had, the dedicated server for
> linux was discussed again. At present there is only myself to
> administer that once Bodhi has hardened it. The task of someone to
> assist me is not a role to be taken lightly. You will have root access
> to a dedicated server that has cost in the region of $40,000 The
> control panel will be http://ehcp.net/?q=node/794 and Bodhi is also
> going to add sftp to it (he is a security geek). For those familiar
> with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server edition it will be a walk in the park.
> Before you all volunteer yourselves, please do remember that this is
> not a 'test' area. It will be hosting real data and screw ups will
> have repercussions. Derrick does not have sufficient time to oversee
> it and I need at least one other person to assist me.
> All taken together, those steps will go a LONG way to assure people
> that the teams are serious and worthy of investing time in.
> It will be a couple of weeks before I am able to roll out the above,
> have a good discussion in SC and TL about it. (SII is the reason I'm
> doing all this, so they are signed up!). I've to sort out how the
> money is paid in and paid out, thankfully, I have a guy who has been
> there, done it and got the 'T' shirt :)
> For those who are allergic to gmail, I will also be
> adding http://flurdy.com/docs/postfix/ to it, that project is
> something I have long wanted to do :)
> Well, that should give you all something to discuss. Please do not
> feel under any pressure to use the system, it is there as a
> progression of https://wiki.ubuntu.com/phillw#Web_Hosting and is going
> to eat quite a lot of my time up (and Derrick's, and Bodhi's to
> install). It is the best start I can give teams, and I'm sure there
> will quickly be other teams joining once word gets out. (Well, I was
> tasked with kidnapping developers...).
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