We should establish a server pool at *.servers.scheme.org
eventually a mailing list to go with it where people can coordinate
access, funding and system administration.
We currently have a very modest VPS running at scheme.org
It can easily handle the initial scheme.org
website and many subdomains.
Assorted development/build/docker servers will probably come in handy
later this year and the next.
As a BSD fan I'd like to donate some BSD servers to help with
portability testing, but can't afford to pay for a separate server for
each OS. It would be cheaper to get a slightly bigger server with
unrestricted access to the underlying virtualization hardware (there are
a few commercial hosts at any given time who offer that feature) and
install QEmu or Xen on it to do our own virtualization.
Thankfully, commercial CI services are getting better and better, faster
and with more features, so that takes a significant hosting load off us.
Still, it would be really cool if we had a build server that could run
unit tests on Scheme libraries under lots of implementations. That kind
of thing is not trivial to do with standard CI solutions. It would
probably require the Docker containers we have under schemers/, and some
kind of custom system to schedule jobs with them.