[jhb_airlines] Re: FPI Demise

  • From: <mhlucas@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 11:33:53 +0100


I could be interested in testing FSINN, which I have used a few times on VATSIM.

Does your server o/s have to be Windows?  You could pick up a Linux distro foc. 
 Windows clients off a Linux server is pretty commonplace.

Mike L

> From: "Alex Barrett" <fpi509267@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: 2006/08/24 Thu AM 11:33:21 BST
> To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: FPI Demise
> Frank, 
> It is very simple, the FPI network was paid for and developed entirely by the 
> providers and the staff. Running costs for the servers were met by Stefan 
> (1/3) and Ralph (2/3) Software development was all done by Stefan. 
> The rest, such as R&D work, prizes for competitions, webspace, domain names, 
> copywrite registering, purchase of model rights for ATOC and anything else 
> was all paid for by the providers and in case of anything specifically UK 
> related by myself. I also sponsored many of the competition prizes and helped 
> fund the webspace costs. Some reps in the past also contributed although less 
> recently. 
> Why do people do it? well thats the most simple bit of all, its the same 
> reason a freeware modeller will model for 4,000 hours and let people download 
> their work. They want to give something back to the community that they 
> themselves enjoy, they want to see people having fun. 
> You have said yourself that you have had manytens (perhaps hundreds) of hours 
> fun on FPI. For my investment, just hearing that one person has appreciated 
> it, has made it all worth while! 
> I am looking, over the next week or so, at setting up a dedicated line server 
> with the FSINN server running on it to see how that works. If anyone is up 
> for some testing then let me know! 
> Which reminds me, does anyone know where I can get a decent Server Operating 
> system cheapish? I have a copy of Windows 2003 server which I bought off eBay 
> (I know!!, I know...) and It worked for a while then I had to do a fresh 
> install and now it is saying the key isn't valid. 
> Alex 
> Regards, 
> Alex
> ----------------------------------
> Alex Barrett
> FPI - UK & Ireland President
> UKI-CP@xxxxxxxxxxx
> ----------------------------------
> -----Original message-----
> From: FrankTurley@xxxxxxx
> Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 09:14:39 +0200
> To:jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: FPI Demise
> I have been rather mystified over the demise of FPI.?I can understand Rory 
> providing the Shetland Flyer for free, after all he is a fellow enthusiast, 
> and I suspect also has a professional interest.?I can understand commercially 
> supported?sites, where advertising for?flight sim products appears, or there 
> is a commercial link, eg the Visual Flight forums.?What escapes me is the 
> logic behind the provision of FPI. I have been a member for sometime now, but 
> I don't have a clue who provided and paid for this service, or what they were 
> seeking. I would like to say thank you to them for doing what they did, even 
> if sadly it has come to an end.?Perhaps someone out there can enlighten 
> me??Frank T.

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