well, you might need to register, actually - but there's no cost
The hosting is not the point, though. I can host files, but if it's an official Syllable release, I should have done all the quality control and it should be in all the usual places, such as SourceForge. If it's a contribution, the hosting should also be contributed to make that clear, and I can just link to it
I'll publish your link one of these days. Can I use your name to credit you?
up to you - if you need it to idemnify yourself, go ahead - personally, I don't need to see a credit with the link
I'm curious - how much traffic do you get from the image downloads?
Not for indemnification, just for credit. It's a volunteer project, after all
Syllable versions have been downloaded several ten thousand times per version. If a version is current for a long time, the VM image could be downloaded twenty thousand times, for example
so the user base is significant?
Depends if you consider that significant :-)
sure, if it's that many individual downloads per version, that's quite a good number
judging by the forum traffic I would've guessed less
It's likely that people actually use or at least try the VM and live CD. The installer is downloaded about equally often as the live CD, and there it's doubtful that many of them lead to used installations
So it's a bit of a mystery. The forum indeed doesn't reflect it, but there also other reasons for that. It's been hard to register there for years, because we've had to block most common mail domains due to spam
It's also likely that Syllable is used most in places where people wouldn't easily come forward on an English forum
I guess that means most users are self sufficient
Could be. We think Syllable is still too hard to use, but maybe it isn't :-)
majority from Europe?
No, US, Russia, India, than many European countries. Of course, that way they're not added up, unlike the big continents
We see people taking two days to download at snail speed via BitTorrent. I imagine they're in Siberia or something. That's why the downloads need to be as small as possible