Server(s) Donations

This page deals with the money being raised and spent for new Indymedia Mir publishing servers for IMC-UK and other Indymedias. The need to fundraise became imminent when the hard drives of the London server we were hosted on were seized by the FBI so we started a New Server(s) Appeal in Oct 2004 that very quickly raised a substantial sum. We decided to buy a relatively cheap server and joined the Seattle Community Colocation Project (SCCP) in February 2005. Related twikis are UkHostingComparisons for considerations about where to host it and UkServerProcess about how it will be run. Proposals for the technical specifications are at UkRiseupServer and UkHardwareComparisons.

Since the summer of 2006 there was a vivid debate on the uk-tech and uk-process lists, here four links but check the archives: Mish's proposal May 2006 | Yossarians proposal Jun 2006 | Chris's explanation Jul 2006 | gdm's proposal Aug 2006.

At the network meeting in November 2006 it was decided to spend half of the raised money for a new server, the related twiki is UkServerPlans

Total available [01 Jan 2007]

5643.37 in server fund in the UK Network account
0001.98 in minus with running costs at SCCP by end of Dec 2006
5641.39 to be played with

Half of this sum, ie 2820.70 can be used to pay the hardware of the new database server(s). Note that hosting for the new server will need new fundraising for running costs!!!

Running costs at SCCP

Since February 2005 Traven is hosted by the Seattle Community Colocation Project (SCCP). To cover their running costs, IMC-UK has pledged 70 USD monthly from February 2005 to March 2006; from April 2006 to September we used Egret as experimental database server and pledged 120 USD monthly. Since October 2006 this server is no longer in use and we have fallen back on the pledged 70 USD monthly.

Date Pledged Paid Balance Note
12/06
70.00
-
-1.98
 
11/06
70.00
600
68.02
from NYC-IMC
10/06
70.00
-
-461.98
 
09/06
120.00
-
-391.98
 
08/06
120.00
-
-271.98
 
07/06
120.00
-
-151.98
 
06/06
120.00
538.02
-31.98
from Ottawa
05/06
120.00
-
-450.00
 
04/06
120.00
-
-330.00
 
03/06
70.00
-
-210.00
 
02/06
70.00
205.86
-140.00
01/06
70.00
-
-345.86
 
12/05
70.00
-
-275.86
 
11/05
70.00
-
-205.86
 
10/05
70.00
-
-135.86
 
09/05
70.00
-
-65.86
 
08/05
70.00
-
4.14
 
07/05
70.00
-
74.14
 
06/05
70.00
275.00
144.14
05/05
70.00
-
-60.86
 
04/05
70.00
-
9.14
 
03/05
70.00
219.14
79.14
02/05
70.00
-
-70.00
 
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Four of the people in the UK donating a tenner-a-month have said that their tenner should be counted as running cost contribution rather than payments towards the costs for a new server. After deducting 30p for bank costs from each contribution we therefore can count with 38.80 GBP = 76.13 USD monthly (on 23 Dec 2006) for running costs - this covers the 70 USD pledged to SCCP.

Money already spent

1756.06 for traven hardware
0114.00 for traven monthly costs mar/apr/may 05
0154.00 for traven monthly costs jun/jul/aug/sep 05
0115.50 for traven monthly costs oct/nov/dec 05
0285.72 from ottawa indymedia, this was paid in directly to SCCP

2425.28 total spent

Donations from IMC Kollectives Nov04-Nov05

1536.30 funds raised at the London FBI Party; covering the 240 originally committed by london; 120 to be counted as cambridge contribution.
0300.00 by Sheffield Indymedia, see ImcSheffieldBankAccount and mail.
0300.00 by IMC Euskalherria [Basque Country], see mail.
0243.00 by IMC Poland to traven, see statement Mar05
0240.00 by Cambridge IMC: 120 via standing orders, and 120 counted as contribution from the fbi party in london
0120.00 by Leeds-Bradford IMC via standing orders
0120.00 by Oxford IMC via standing orders; originally 240 committed until Nov 05.
0000.00 by Manchester IMC; originally 240 committed until Nov 05
0285.72 from ottawa indymedia, this was paid in directly to SCCP
0212.42 from NYC-IMC, 400 USD to arrive at SCCP in Oct 2006

Potential donations

biotech imc is interested to join too http://lists.indymedia.org/pipermail/imc-uk-tech/2004-November/1122-16.html

chrisc proposes to consider server colocation at at riseup: http://lists.indymedia.org/pipermail/imc-uk-tech/2004-July/0709-sg.html

andi reports back from meeting init - could share nadir box with imc.de and split bandwidth costs (25$/month), need funding drive: http://lists.indymedia.org/pipermail/imc-uk-tech/2004-July/0728-0v.html

ekes says let's set up donations of a tenner/month: http://lists.indymedia.org/pipermail/imc-uk-tech/2004-July/0728-47.html

chrisc proposes to fundraise after fbi raid: http://lists.indymedia.org/pipermail/imc-uk-process/2004-October/1018-3a.html

andi amends proposal and offers his credit card til Nov 05: http://lists.indymedia.org/pipermail/imc-uk-process/2004-October/1020-w7.html

r7 says let's use sheffield's paypal account: http://lists.indymedia.org/pipermail/imc-uk-process/2004-October/1023-zn.html

Mr Demeanour [oxford] sets up tenner/mth: http://lists.indymedia.org/pipermail/imc-uk-process/2004-October/1027-zm.html

antonis [leeds-bradford] sets up tenner/mth: http://lists.indymedia.org/pipermail/imc-uk-process/2004-October/1030-kn.html

poland confirms interest: http://lists.indymedia.org/pipermail/imc-uk-tech/2004-November/1122-jp.html

poon says that whatever poland can contribute is welcome: http://lists.indymedia.org/pipermail/imc-uk-process/2004-December/1219-wp.html

a new server has been bought: http://lists.indymedia.org/pipermail/imc-uk-tech/2005-February/0215-9t.html

nyc sets up on traven: http://lists.indymedia.org/pipermail/traven-process/2005-May/0509-12.html

armenia joins traven: http://lists.indymedia.org/pipermail/traven-process/2005-May/0521-ey.html

galiza move to traven: http://lists.indymedia.org/pipermail/traven-process/2005-October/1029-gj.html

ottawa in desperate need of help: http://lists.indymedia.org/pipermail/traven-process/2005-November/1108-2u.html

Ins and Outs

How to read the breakdown below:
  • the column "Server Fund" shows the available cash in the IMC-UK Network Account
  • The small monthly donations (standing orders for the server fund) are totalled up at the end of a month
  • The costs for incoming server donations are deducted from the server fund

Date Out In Server Fund So why was that then?
30/11/06
-
50.00
5595.17
donations Nov
15/11/06
4.20
-
5545.17
charges Oct
31/10/06
-
58.00
5549.37
donations Oct
16/10/06
2.70
-
5491.37
charges Sep
30/09/06
-
70.00
5494.07
donations Sep
15/09/06
3.00
-
5424.07
charges Aug
31/08/06
-
75.00
5427.07
donations Aug
15/08/06
2.70
-
5352.07
charges Jul
31/07/06
-
75.00
5354.77
donations Jul
17/07/06
3.30
-
5279.77
charges Jun
30/06/06
-
85.00
5283.07
donations Jun
15/06/06
3.60
-
5198.07
charges May
31/05/06
-
81.00
5201.67
donations May
18/05/06
3.60
-
5120.67
charges Apr
26/04/06
-
101.00
5124.27
donations Apr
18/04/06
3.60
-
5023.27
charges Mar
28/03/06
-
101.00
5026.87
donations Mar
15/03/06
4.20
-
4925.87
charges Feb
28/02/06
-
121.00
4930.07
donations Feb
15/02/06
4.50
-
4809.07
charges Jan
31/01/06
-
111.00
4813.57
donations Jan
15/01/06
3.90
-
4702.57
charges Dec
31/12/05
-
111.00
4706.47
donations Dec
15/12/05
5.70
-
4595.47
charges Nov
30/11/05
-
101.00
4601.17
donations Nov
15/11/05
4.80
-
4500.17
charges Sep
30/10/05
-
121.00
4504.97
donations Oct
27/10/05
115.50
-
4383.97
17/10/05
6.00
-
4499.47
charges Sep
31/09/05
-
154.32
4505.47
donations Sep
21/09/05
-
185.70
4351.15
transfer Sheffield Paypal
15/09/05
7.20
-
4165.45
charges Aug
31/08/05
-
121.00
4172.65
donations Aug
15/08/05
6.90
-
4051.65
charges Jul
31/07/05
-
216.00
4058.55
donations Jul
15/07/05
6.00
-
3842.55
charges Jun
30/06/05
-
194.00
3848.55
donations Jun
28/06/05
154.00
-
3654.55
15/06/05
4.50
-
3808.55
charges May
31/05/05
-
155.00
3813.05
donations May
16/05/05
6.00
-
3658.05
charges Apr
30/04/05
-
145.00
3664.05
donations Apr
20/04/05
1756.06
-
5276.45
15/04/05
5.10
-
5275.11
charges Mar
31/03/05
-
130.00
5280.21
donations Mar
30/03/05
114.00
-
5150.21
30/03/05
-
243.00
5264.21
15/03/05
4.20
-
5021.21
charges Feb
31/02/05
-
155.00
5025.41
donations Feb
15/02/05
4.20
-
4870.41
charges Jan
11/02/05
-
1000.00
4874.61
\xA3 1000 for server as proposed
02/02/05
-
300.00
3874.61
31/01/05
-
95.00
3574.61
donations Jan
17/01/05
4.50
-
3479.61
charges Dec
11/01/05
-
400.00
3484.11
donation
10/01/05
-
500.00
3084.11
donation
31/11/04
-
95.00
2584.11
donations Dec
22/12/04
-
300.00
2489.11
15/12/04
4.20
-
2189.11
charges Nov
13/12/04
-
1536.30
2250.71
london party
13/12/04
-
200.00
657.01
two server cheques
08/12/04
-
100.00
457.01
donation by some trust
31/11/04
-
128.25
357.01
donations Nov
16/11/04
2.10
-
228.76
charges Nov
31/10/04
-
105.96
230.56
donations Oct
16/10/04
2.10
-
124.60
charges Oct
25/09/04
-
40.00
126.70
donations Sep
15/09/04
1.20
-
86.70
charges Sep
25/08/04
-
40.00
87.90
donations Aug
16/08/04
0.30
-
47.90
charges Aug
19/07/04
-
10.00
48.20
donations Jul
15/07/04
0.90
-
38.20
charges Jul
17/06/04
-
10.00
39.10
donations Jun
15/06/04
0.30
-
29.10
charges Jun
18/05/04
-
10.00
29.40
donations May
17/05/04
0.30
-
19.40
charges May
11/04/04
-
10.00
19.70
donations Apr
04/04/04
0.30
-
9.70
charges Apr
17/03/04
-
10.00
10.00
donations Mar

last updated by -- AndiE - 24 Jan 2007
Topic revision: r26 - 24 Jan 2007, AndiE
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