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Month: December 2016

End of Year Fundraiser

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 15:05:01 -0600
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I'll keep this short and simple.  The TDE project needs your financial
support to continue hosting the services critical for further development.

This year we are have fallen significantly short of breaking even on the
monthly expenses needed to keep TDE online and under active development;
these expenses primarily consist of electricity for the TDE servers and
Internet bandwidth.  I have been covering the shortfall for several years
now, but it has become a great strain over the past few months.  If you
would prefer to offer financial rewards for fixing specific bugs, that
works too, but the bottom line is we need additional financial support to
avoid further service cuts that could slow / stop development.

We are not in a position to outsource portions of the TDE infrastructure
beyond what has already been migrated to external systems such as the
mirror distribution system.  Attempting to split up the remaining core
would simply incur even higher bandwidth costs than what we already have,
and altering the stable, running system at this point could end up halting
development entirely.

Finally, I'd like to personally thank those individuals who have donated,
are hosting portions of the TDE infrastructure such as the mirror system
and backup site, or have been actively working on TDE development over the
past year.  Your contributions are much appreciated, and TDE would not be
possible without them!

If you can, please donate to the TDE project here, and thanks!

Timothy Pearson
TDE Founder
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