Subject: Re: "I've got more programmers than you"
From: Ben Laurie <ben@algroup.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 07 Oct 2001 20:43:53 +0100

"Karsten M. Self" wrote:
> 
> on Sun, Oct 07, 2001 at 08:08:54PM +0100, Ben Laurie (ben@algroup.co.uk) wrote:
> > "Jonathan S. Shapiro" wrote:
> > >
> > > From an accounting perspective, I believe that the web site and it's
> > > maintainance costs could also be considered fixed infrastructure, as
> > > it contributes no per-unit cost, and you would be maintaining it
> > > anyway.
> >
> > That's not true - it costs at least bandwidth, and potentially lots of
> > infrastructure - a single server can only hand out so many pages per
> > second, after all.
> 
> For most sw d/l sites, the bandwidth needs aren't going to be that
> tremendous.  Particularly with mirroring and peering.  Except for the
> very largest projects (in terms of LoC and popularity), modest equipment
> will suffice.

Watch my lips: there is a per-unit cost. The equipment requiremt is,
indeed, modest.

Cheers,

Ben.

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