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re: Species Maintenance List
The $100,000 figure seems far too steep for the AKA [not that I'm one to
judge considering I'm both new and inactive]
A bunch of high school kids (they were back then) set up a rather fancy
site at Ticalc.org. Their database only keeps track of files but it keeps
track of tens of thousands of them, plus their histories, etc. It was done
in a basement on a linux machine using Apache and SQL. Although I'm not
volunteering for this, I could see a hobbyist or three being able to set up
a [simpler] database for us, initial hardware outlay being less (UPS, small
scsi RAID, tape backup, semi-quick box with net connection) than $5000 and
programming being donated.
I fail to see the utility of a web interface, though. Telneting to a box
connected via DSL (or through AKA's server, if we have one) is easy enough
and should suffice. May save the organization money, too.
I don't intend to make it sound easy...it isn't...but it isn't $100,000
worth of complicated, either.
Just my $.02,
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