in reply to Off Topic: Java Monks, continued...
I've had my own domain online 24-7 at bereth.com for a few years now. Bandwidth is only single channel ISDN, however that would be enough to get people access to start setting up. For something like this I think it'd be worth paying to get cable into the house which may fix bandwidth issues for awhile? I'm hosting my own DNS so that hassle would be out of the way.Currently it's Mandrake with mysql/apache/mod_perl. But I think we'd probably want to start fresh. I've already have another box to set up a BSD firewall with I just haven't had the time to do it. (Currently just running an IPChains f/w on the server -- stupid but the only thing I could do at the time).
I've also have gphnews.org(Site died for lack of interest). up with tomcat (waiting to integrate JBoss soon.) and have worked out javadoc to customize an API (have figured out how to set up download from the api but am not using it due to current bandwidth constraints.)
I'd be very willing to open up access to folks from Perl monks to do an old fashioned barn raising. The project fits in line with my current setup and professional direction, and I'm already comfortable with hosting from my bedroom. (Talk about High availability sysadmin :)
The only real issue(s) would be how quickly we would need to grow bandwidth and my ability to accomplish that as well as being more responsible with my backup schedule.coreolyn