Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to How much time does it takes to set up bboard from scratch

Just to clarify/summarize:

  • web/db UNIX programmers: 1-2 days
  • other UNIX programmers: 2-4 days, maybe a week
  • web/db non-UNIX programmers: 1-4 weeks
  • other non-UNIX programmers: 4-8 weeks
  • all others: 2-12 months

Oh, I forgot to mention: anyone who could pick up enough *nix in a few weeks/months to install OpenACS still would not be qualified to administer a production-grade, publicly-accessible web/db box. A small intranet box, maybe, but not the real thing on the Internet.

You've probaly already thought about this, but it's worth mentioning in light of a recent thread about security and who is concievably qualified to administer public web servers.