[AG-TECH] Continual of AG services

vgoya at uvigo.es vgoya at uvigo.es
Sun Mar 11 04:45:18 CDT 2012

Dear Jason and all,

First of all, I would like to add my thanks to the Argone crew and
others who have been developing and supporting AccesGrid community and
software. A big thanks to all of them from Spain.

Going now to Jason's point, I must say that within Spain there is also
a healthy community of AG users, some of them already asked me about
the impact of this news on their production AG infraestructure.

I welcome your effort, Jason, to coordinate the transition to a "community
supported AG central infraestructure". Please, count on us for that.

To go on with the details you mentioned AG-DEV. Thats ok for me, I
just need to suscribe before :)

Many thanks again to all the team who made this AG thing posible. As
pure adopters it has been a pleasure to deploy such technology, our
users love it.

Best Regards

University of Vigo

JB> With the recent announcement "Shutdown of Argonne Access Grid
JB> services", I would like to start some discussions on ways we can
JB> "move forward" and ensure the Access Grid community and services
JB> continue.  It is my opinion and hope, that with international AG
JB> community engagement, we can work towards solutions to ensure
JB> longevity and continual usage of the Access Grid.

JB> Within Australia, the Access Grid is used extensively and we are
JB> planning on continuing to support and use the Access Grid in years to come. 

JB> In an effort to ensure that many of the transitioning AG services
JB> are not duplicated on an international scale (preventing a
JB> "everyone does their own thing"), I would like to invite
JB> interested parties to join me in discussion on the AG services and
JB> how we might be able to implement a "community fork"!  In my
JB> humble opinion, if we do this correctly, "we", as an international
JB> community, should be able to create an environment that assists in
JB> improving "openness" and collaboration on the development and use of the Access Grid.

JB> I will be moving this discussion to the AG-DEV mailing list (see
JB> http://www.accessgrid.org/community for information on mailing
JB> lists), in an effort to centralise discussion, in which I invite
JB> anyone interested to participate.

JB> Some of the feedback I think would be useful in knowing, includes: 

JB> . What groups depends on the use of the Access Grid
JB>         o What sort of usage are we talking about?

JB> . I would like to see an international team (especially those
JB> involved in local AG support), that assist with maintaining and
JB> operating some of these services in the future.  Does this sound like the best way to operate?
JB>         o Are there any other suggestions?
JB>         o Any nominations?

JB> . Which services/aspects of the AG are of importance:
JB>         o Source code 
JB>         o ANL Venue Server 
JB>         o ANL Jabber Server
JB>         o ANL Bridge Registry
JB>         o AG-Dev Certificate Authority
JB>         o The accessgrid.org web site (Documentation, Node
JB> Listing, QA results, Software downloads) 
JB>         o AG-related mailing lists

JB> For the services listed above, do you have any suggestions or
JB> recommendations for these services?  Whist we are talking a good
JB> look at these services, is there anything else we should be
JB> including? Are there any services we think are no longer required?

JB> Many thanks for your time,
JB> Jason.

JB> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
JB> Jason Bell, B.I.T. (Honours)

JB> Video Collaboration Champion
JB> Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation
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JB> Information Technology Directorate
JB> CQ University Australia
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JB> E-mail :                 j.bell at cqu.edu.au
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JB> But if I wanted Patience,
JB> I would have become a Doctor.
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Un Cordial Saludo / Best Regards

Vicente Goyanes de Miguel
Coordinador Asistencia Técnica Multimedia
Tel: +34 986 811937 / Skype: vicente.goyanes
Pza Miralles s/n
Universidad de Vigo
36310 Vigo
mailto:vgoya at uvigo.es

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