We have received a number of public and private requests to reconsider shutting down Daology.org. We understand that Daology has become a useful tool for many within the Nu/B&C community, also with expressed interest as a viable tool for Peercoin and the soon-to-be released PeerAssets implementations.
We would like to take the opportunity to address potentially reversing our decision by discussing terms out in the open, as we always have regarding developments related to Daology.
The website is no longer a focus for @Ben and I, and that will not be changing for the foreseeable future. It's not a trivial matter to take the source code and spin up a new instance of Daology because so many aspects of the platform are tied into the domain/services that we use. This is additionally challenging because we are absolutely unwilling to give up the domain names associated with the application. The logistics involved with setting up a new instance are not trivial, and it is not possible to decouple the application from the domain in a clean way that would avoid breaking many parts of the site. With our current commitments we don't have available free or paid time to assist the transition to new ownership.
As you can see it's not a good solution for any of the parties involved.
All that being said we have discussed some conditions that would enable us to continue running the application with the same level of service and features that we have freely provided the community for the past 18 months:
- $2500 lump sum payment in BTC
- $100 per month paid in BTC for operating expenses (first month included in the initial lump fee)
With the initial fee, and monthly payment we can offer the following:
Actively maintain and renew the services required to run Daology.org (domain services, mailing services, hosting services, etc.)
Add additional organizations and assets to the website at the request of those who are funding the site's operation during the contracted period.
One year guaranteed state of the maintenance contract. We will review our commitments and renegotiate on-going maintenance costs and continuing usage fees, but reserve the right to opt-out of future support. We will begin these negotiations with the community 30 days prior to the end of the 365 day contract.
We are not offering:
- Any additional development of the platform. We will not fix any bugs, add any additional features, or resolve any issues outside of services related to domain access, mailing services, or hosting.