Commons Story

cluster designations

A Domain Control Program controls all of my domains and recognizes a partition of its nodes into enterprise associated regions or clusters which are distinct sets of nodes, i.e. linux hosts. Cluster DEV is my home LAN, the sandbox cluster. STG is the public continuous delivery target for original function subsequently deployed to downstream clusters, not necessarily under my control . This function is the general linux environment, the DCP, and in the base php/python domain space CMS. Feature sets currently in motion to next stable baselines in STG:

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those starred being in part provided by deep DCP integration but the base DCMS can operate predominantly or exclusively without DCP. STG hosts the commons, the locus of public workout for domain space services. With the exception of app end-user support spaces, unlike the geo clusters, commons is developer oriented.


Budding is the creation of a new physical cluster, prior to which one cluster may be in germinal form within another, initially the case for IRC, BUF, and ORD before they bud out of STG.

sameboat local directories (sbld)

Clfe names a front end to the classifieds function in DCMS, the default anchor feature of the network of clusters, and the local directory (LD) major function. Outside of the three core clusters, each geonode cluster aggregates the subdistricts of some geographic region in a LD. Cluster STG hosts the adaptation of the classifieds feature to the non geo groups ¹. Downstream clusters may be either managed or diverged. Managed clusters are under DCP control and are updated by it. Diverged cluster operators are responsible for updates from the repos in the core. The managed geonodes form a distinct subnetwork with superficial similarities to craigslist and facebook. SBLD is differentiated from craigslist and other local directory networks by:

  • Live commons that makes the rich linux culture available to the masses rather than a flat electronic classifieds/directory.
  • Integral with the group mechanism supporting specific affinity/interest groups.
  • Groups are user defined and maintained from a common base.
  • Topology and node type. Transnational regions rather than cities or national units.
  • Extensible small factors app.

While the sameboat network is more like twitter and craigslist in having substantial exposed anonymous public content than walled in like facebook, it is still like all of domain space oriented to serve the AKPERSON groups.
¹Lang specific IRC user groups (e.g #haskell, #commonlisp, ##prolog) and user group domains supporting our products are the initial groups.