I am thinking about discontinuing some services that Linux.Pizza is running,

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gratis hosting is a team sport 

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Users need to remember that gratis use of non-datafarming online services is a gift, not a right. If we don't have the skills / resources to self-host, we depend on others who do, and we need to be actively looking for ways to give back. That might include things like donations towards hosting costs, or reporting of outages and other problems in a friendly, non-demanding way. Even just an occasional 'thanks for this awesome service, we love you' message is a good start.

@selea
@mattiasaxell

@strypey

Well yes, that's very true.
Nothing is free, but I have gotten scolded via email for not providing a reliable xmpp server for example - I ditched that one a couple of month later.

@mattiasaxell

@strypey @selea Great point. Having organizations paying to enable gratis personal users is also a way, especially when teamed up.

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