India had no FreeBSD mirror sites ?!?
bjmccann at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 05:57:28 PDT 2005
Another suggestion would be talk to a university or other large
school that may be able to afford the bandwidth, or get it at a
discounted rate. Heck, it's added publicity for them and they are
helping the open source community.
On 4/14/05, Subhro <subhro.kar at gmail.com> wrote:
> Rob wrote:
> >I recommended FreeBSD to a friend of mine in India
> >and discovered to my great astonishment that there's
> >no mirror site in India, at least none is listed
> >on the official FreeBSD mirror site:
> Yeh you are right.
> >I would have expected several mirror sites there,
> >with India becoming one the software development
> >centers in the world.....
> Well the main issue is, bandwidth is very very costly in India. The
> amount of bandwidth that would cost 40 USD in US would cost around 350
> USD in India.
> >Is nobody or no institute in India interested in
> >setting up a FreeBSD mirror site? Or is (Free)BSD
> >an unknown/unused OS in India.
> FreeBSD is definitely not used as much as Linux as far as Indian
> scenario is concerned. And I am really sorry to say, maximum boxes are
> ruled by windows, that too pirated editions :-(
> >For comparison: China has 2 mirrors, Taiwan has 16,
> >Korea 2, Japan 9, Indonesia 1 and HongKong 1.
> >India has none!
> I would speak to my ISP and try to convince them to set up a mirror
> here. Lets see what works out.
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