Proposal Basic Information

Project Name: infra-2019-september

Author: EdwardMorra

Proposer’s Email Address: edwardmorra@crown.tech

Funds requested: 12240 CRW for 1 month – 12240 CRW total

Proposal Hash:  2fa25389378ef0ebffab907cf116d2c03be2b1458d00226c8283a0a360f911aa

How To Vote YES:  mnbudget vote-many 2fa25389378ef0ebffab907cf116d2c03be2b1458d00226c8283a0a360f911aa yes

How To Vote NO:  mnbudget vote-many 2fa25389378ef0ebffab907cf116d2c03be2b1458d00226c8283a0a360f911aa no

 

You and your team

Mainly responsible: Edwardmorra

Helping out: pjcltd

Project purpose        1

Ambition/Intention        1

Acceptance criteria        2

Funding requirements        3

June July forecast of a monthly bill        3

Previous months        4

April and May forecast of a monthly bill:        4

Communication        7

Added value to the project        7

Additional comments        7


Project Details

Project purpose

Describe the need for your project.

The Crown project needs several IT services to run. This includes Gitlab for code development, website hosting so new users can find the project and other bitcoin-fork  specific services.
This proposal is to cover the costs that infrastructure currently running.
Besides that we try to cover as much of the costs community member pjcltd has by making services of his hosting company available.

 

Ambition/Intention

Tell us the potential benefits your project could bring to Crown.

The ambition of this proposal is to have crown infrastructure costs covered. This proposal’s project is to streamline system administration of the past 4 years into 1 as cost effective operation as possible so any bear market can be survived.

Proposal timetable and turning point(s)

Propose exact start and end dates. What will be the turning points of the project, when do you expect certain achievements? Try to give details with a high time granularity.

Currently the migration work has been almost completed with a new crown version the cost can be cut more.


Acceptance criteria

Under what circumstances would you call your proposal a success? Try to make this measurable if you can.

This proposal can be called a success when migration and cost cutting doesn’t disturb the network infrastructure. For now it is most important the services keep running.

 

Risks

What risks are involved? What events could upset or cancel your project or its deliverables?

The migration methods used have so far not impacted the general operation of the Crown Project, once a server is copied it can be tweaked/setup in a sandbox-like environment. This means there is almost no risk involved with the cost-reduction part of this proposal.

The cost coverage part has 1 significant risk: Price decrease.
To try and hold of that risk the requested crown will be turned into FIAT asap. Thereby knowing how much of the cost is covered, so I (edwardmorra) can find other ways to cover the costs.


Funding requirements

Outline your funding request and how you decided on that amount. Provide calculations if possible.

Monthly costs cut so far.

190 US dollars from digital Ocean culling/migrating

70 US dollars By migrating nextcloud

99 US dollars By migrating Mattermost

125 US dollars by not using Google for mail services anymore

A cost previously paid by a contributor is now part of infrastructure which is our Zoom license.
The digital ocean and google cost had gone up due to applicable tax changing to Dutch.

September forecast of monthly bill

Description

Cost in CRW

When, how much USD

Exchange rate used

USD/CRW

Digital Ocean

3400

$170 First of every month

$5 cents to 1 CRW

Crown Blade @ pjcltd

8840

£360.00 = 442 $ each month at superblock

$5 cents to 1 CRW

Overhead

*** Extra USD gathered due to higher price than expected will roll over into next month***
Cost for the third party services will be fronted by me (edwardmorra) at current price.

Total CRW: 12240 Needed


Previous months

Description

Cost in CRW

When, how much USD

Exchange rate used

USD/CRW

Digital Ocean

2408

$313.04 First of every month

13cents to 1crw

OVH

769

$99.68 First of every month

13cents to 1crw

Hetzner

154

$20 This month last payment

13cents to 1crw

Google/Crown Emails

787.04

$115 First of every month

13cents to 1crw

pjcltd

2600*

350 GBP = $443*

15cents to 1crw

February

Description

Cost in CRW

When, how much USD

Exchange rate used

USD/CRW

Digital Ocean

2000

$200 First of every month

$10 cents to 1crw

Google

850

$85 first of every month

$10 cents to 1crw

Crown Blade @ pjcltd

4580

350 GBP = 458 $

$10 cents to 1crw

Overhead

400

February and march turned out higher than expected due to Tax being added to all the bills.


April and May forecast of a monthly bill:

Description

Cost in CRW

When, how much USD

Exchange rate used

USD/CRW

Digital Ocean

1426

$214 First of every month

$15 cents to 1crw

Google

34

$5 For 1 month of backup

$15 cents to 1crw

Crown Blade @ pjcltd

3134

360 GBP = 470.16 $

$15 cents to 1crw

Overhead

506

May actual

Description

Cost in CRW

When, how much USD

Exchange rate used

USD/CRW

Digital Ocean

1767

$212.06

$12 cents to 1crw

Google

49

$6.85 For 1 month of backup

$12 cents to 1crw

Crown Blade @ pjcltd

3763

360 GBP = 470.16 $

$12.5 cents to 1crw

Overhead

909

985 used

April actual

Description

Cost in CRW

When, how much USD

Exchange rate used

USD/CRW

Digital Ocean

1514

$212.06

$14 cents to 1crw

Google

49

$6.85 For 1 month of backup

$14 cents to 1crw

Crown Blade @ pjcltd

3134

360 GBP = 470.16 $

$15 cents to 1crw

Overhead

506

103 used

August bill

Description

Cost in CRW

When, how much USD

Exchange rate used

USD/CRW

Digital Ocean

3566

$214 First of every month

$6 cents to 1 CRW

Crown Blade @ pjcltd

8993

£360.00 = 461 $ each month at superblock

$5 cents to 1 CRW

Overhead

*** Extra USD gathered due to higher price than expected will roll over into next month***
Cost for the third party services will be fronted by me (edwardmorra) at current price.

Total CRW: 11249 Needed Available 6500 = 4749 short the amount that was missing has been paid by community donations


Communication

How will the project manager communicate with the Crown community? How often? On which dates?

Next proposal will contain an update about the cost situation, besides that @edwardmorra can be pinged in discord and will stay in contact with the community.

 

Added value to the project

Having the infrastructure ready for visibility and operations of the project is what this proposal provides.

Additional comments

 

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