Well today is marking the end of Flux-Net, but not the complete end. Flux-Net has lived since June 24, 2008, back when it was just a simple little desktop running an IRC daemon and an apache service; Today it has almost 20 services but still only managed by 2 core admins. The problem was that managing the backend services and making something presentable to the public became increasingly difficult after the recent addition of our Minecraft server (which seems to require almost 98% of our time) and our under development Commit Notification service (ANT).
Recently I (Justasic) met a group who called them selfs “SparqDev”, short for Sparq Developments. After reviewing their coding capabilities on the web front, they way out did DeathBlade and I by miles but their only real issue was that they really only did web development and had no real purpose behind the group. This merge I hope will bring a new web front and help ease the strain that Deathblade and I are currently under trying to manage all of our services and then keep the website(s) updated for those services.
In relation with the merge, it was my decision that in order to balance power between the two groups and not feel that one “got the short end of the stick” in the deal (plus I was getting tired of our hyphenated name) we decided to rename the network from SparqDev and Flux-Net to our new name, Azuru. Since we’re renaming the network, we have a lot of work that needs to be done, Tyler and Cameron from SparqDev will be working on most of the front end site(s), making them look a lot more presentable and making their interface better with backend services that DeathBlade and I have worked on.
Foundership? How are we going about it? Well for now we need to educate Tyler and Cameron on “The Rule” and how it works (since it’s not easy at the moment to explain “The Rule”), but the new founding four of Azuru are now Justasic, DeathBlade, Tyler, and Cameron (in no order at all) and once they learn “The Rule” which had been made before Flux-Net was spawned which basically says be a fare and nice admin, don’t abuse your power, or you’ll have it revoked. Once they learn this rule, they will be equally as powerful as DeathBlade and I.
We will be forwarding all domain names to azuru.net (flux-net.net and sparqdev.net) to support all our applications UNTIL THE DOMAIN NAMES EXPIRE! (about a year)
Names will be changed eventually, stuff will be updated.. blah, blah, blah…