@PuttItOut probably isn't going to pay $10k+ to keep Voat running and cutting it down by 50% ($3k/mo) is beyond what the /v/Goats4Voat realistically can donate. (~$250/month)
Tbpfh, after look at the options and my estimate of ~90 days before Voat kicks the bucket, taking Reddit's source code as a base and putting it on a linux box from a cheap commodity provider its probably the best/fast/safest exit strategy. Then work on re-including Voat's features on a case-by-case basis as time allows.
Grab a commodity box from OVH, Hetzner, etc. ($200-300/month) and put it behind Cloudflare for $20/month.
Coordinate everything via IRC and other open source collab tools.
I just genuinely don't think this rush to rewrite Voat for linux is going to be something that can be done quickly enough and cheaply enough to be practical.
CPAL isn't particularly onerous: https://tldrlegal.com/license/common-public-attribution-license-version-1.0-(cpal-1.0)
Does anyone else genuinely think this is the best of our available options?
If we are insisting on running off Voat...
- Port to Postgres & .NET Core
- Pray we can do it before Voat shuts down.