ubuntu-ca Digest, Vol 62, Issue 13

Ralph Janke txwikinger at ubuntu.com
Thu May 13 09:17:20 UTC 2010

Due to the fact that all information on the server is 100% public, legal 
jurisdiction should not be a problem.

Furthermore, I have already a server in Europe (the EU has a safe harbour 
agreement with Canada) which I can easily add a VM for this.


On May 12, 2010 10:56:10 pm Tony Yarusso wrote:
> On Sun, May 9, 2010 at 2:57 PM, Ralph Pichie <thevillagegeek at gmail.com> 
> >>Is there a particular reason why it needs to be a canadian based VPS?
> >>
> > Well, the optics are one reason. Why are we not supporting home-grown
> > web hosts, someone might wonder. Another possible concern is the laws
> > of the jurisdiction where it is hosted, whatever that may be. Some may
> > be concerned if the hosting was subject to US laws, for example.  I'm
> > not saying it is essential, I'm proposing a couple of answers to the
> > question asked.
> I would absolutely agree that US law would be a concern for any
> personal machine.  I'm not sure it makes much difference for a team
> like this though.
> If it does, I've had my eye on an outfit called Cirrus for a while -
> seems reasonable, although I don't have the experience with them that
> I do with Linode:
> http://www.cirrushosting.com/vpshosting/linux-vps-hosting-canada-2.html
> Differences I see so far:
> Cirrus is Virtuozzo, Linode is Xen.
> Cirrus only offers Ubuntu 8.04 so far, Linode offers every version
> (10.04 support was available within hours of release).
> Cirrus is one datacentre in Toronto, Linode has your choice of four
> locations in the US or London.
>  - Tony

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