Coleslaw wrote: ↑Fri Feb 17, 2023 11:13 pm
Well.. BOINC.ru lists Amicable as a Russian project so that pretty much sums that up. However, it is an "independent" project so not sure if that means anything other than someone's hobby. I still don't know what use we have for these pairs.
As far as GFN Private Server, it is a Russian domain and the project admin is Russian. However, I believe he also one of two Russian admins at PrimeGrid. PrimeGrid's owner is Lithuanian but the admins just don't talk politics there. It is lose/lose for them regardless where they stand on the subject. So, the question here is.... do you really see a problem with their test server and are you also going to stop supporting projects that also have Russian devs? If so, you might want to avoid BOINC as they have IIRC one or more Russians involved...
Thanks for the extra investigative work !!
At the end of the day, I think it is down to personal choice as to which project people want to donate resources towards...although it would be beneficial to all, if each project actually listed (in the public domain) who was administering the project and which organisation (and/or individuals) was benefitting from all of our collective (and freely donated) computing power.
Then choices can be made by one and all.
But it is a great shame that research/science can get mixed up with politics and in this case, the invasion of a sovereign country by some malevolent dictator who cares nothing for human life.
However, in our small way, we can and should make a stand against the oppressor and their countrymen, and support the innocent people who are suffering as a result of this war.