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Re: FYI: solid.community pod shutting down

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 08:11:07 +0200
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To: public-solid <public-solid@w3.org>
Let's just put things back to the way they were before

On Sat, 10 Oct 2020 at 11:27, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>

> Hi All
> After a quarter of a decade the decision was made to shut down the
> community pod.  There were a number of reasons for this, but the most
> urgent of which was due to health issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic
> Of all the options available to me, shutting down was the least bad.
> It was quite difficult to run as a grassroots project given that we didnt
> have any funding, didnt have our own servers, relied on others for source
> code, and so on.
> What started as my experiment to allow users to try out node solid server,
> took on a life of its own.  If you consider that Google Plus with all their
> resources lasted about 2000 days, and we, as a pod, lasted almost 1000,
> that's quite amazing really.
> I am sorry that it happened so quickly, I just felt there were limited
> options.  There was a lot of work behind the scenes.  Given the rapid
> escalation of the pandemic, something had to give.
> While the data is kept safe and backed up, I appreciate it is disruptive
> to have to change a WebID that you've invested time in. I have had to do
> this myself and I know how painful it can be.
> If there was some way for users to reclaim their webid or accounts, and it
> was easy to run.  I'd be open to doing that, perhaps after the peak of
> Covid-19 passes.  It would require a server tho, which we dont have at the
> moment.
> I'd like to thank everyone that took part in our journey, especially our
> amazing admins.  All of whom worked skillfully and tirelessly for the
> community, sometimes for years, without ever once being paid.
> Keep safe, and hopefully we'll see each other safe and healthy after the
> Covid-19 crisis has peaked
> Best
> Melvin
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