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Long live Sound of the World

PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:43 pm
by Rob Hall
The sharp-eyed amongst you who also have FaceBook accounts and who frequent the fRoots FB page may have seen a note from Ian Anderson to the effect that Mondomix is to close down (thanks uiwangmike for bringing it to my attention). As Mondomix host this site, this gave some cause for concern. I contacted Marc Benaïche at Mondomix to ask him what was happening and his reply was as follows:

Don’t worry, my company Atelier 144 (http://www.atelier144.com), is taking in charge the websites hosted by Mondomix.
My commitment regarding the hosting of SOTW is strong :-)

Cheers
Marc


What a nice man.

Re: Long live Sound of the World

PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:57 pm
by Jamie Renton
That's very good news.

Re: Long live Sound of the World

PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:58 pm
by NormanD
Yes, I saw that message and was a bit worried.

Do we have a Plan B?

Re: Long live Sound of the World

PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:59 pm
by Rob Hall
1) Define 'we'
2) No, there is no plan B
3) I don't think a plan B would be terribly expensive, but it would require -
3a) Consent from the Gillett family
3b) Consent from Marc Benaïche
3c) Co-ordination. I don't mind co-ordinating things, but Zee has been the main co-ordinator in the past. For very good reasons, Zee's attention is otherwise engaged.
4) I'll try again to get in touch with Zee.

Re: Long live Sound of the World

PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:35 am
by NormanD
Rob Hall wrote:1) Define 'we'..

Thanks Rob. We being you, Jamie, Zee, me and everyone else who's prepared to help in the continuation of SOTW. I know we're a small family, getting smaller and more scattered, but it's still a "we".

Re: Long live Sound of the World

PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:23 am
by Rob Hall
Apologies Norman. That comment may have come across as a little snarky, which was not my intention at all.

We are still a growing community, however small. I have just now accepted 2 new membership applications.

Re: Long live Sound of the World

PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:46 am
by NormanD
That's all right, Rob. I never took it that way, I know you're not like that.

I'd be glad to help with any future coordination, putting hand in pocket, etc.

Re: Long live Sound of the World

PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:37 am
by Alan Balfour
Being somewhat of a "johnny come lately" here (Feb 01, 2006) my posts have been rather myopic and few and far between. I trust those who take over the hosting don't insidiously turn the SOTW "architecture" into a dreaded social media model.

Keep up the good works you guys.

Re: Long live Sound of the World

PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:29 pm
by Adam Blake
SOTW has brought me much love and friendship and great music over the last ten years or so. If it died, a part of me would die with it. So my humble thanks to those who keep it going.