Topic: Question regarding frugality and Hyperbola server load
I've heard that the costs of running a server can be quite high, so I've been trying to be frugal and place as little of a load as possible on people's servers in order to be more eco-friendly and not cause any budget problems for the people running them
However, yesterday, I wanted to help test HyperbolaBSD components and also see if I could port Anarch to HyperbolaBSD, so I git-cloned a bunch of HyperbolaBSD components from Hyperbola's git. Then, I realized that I had accidentally downloaded over a gigabyte of stuff from Hyperbola's git, so I felt quite guilty, as if I was ruining Hyperbola and driving it to bankruptcy by placing such a massive load on its servers. And I haven't yet figured out how to compile and/or run most of the stuff I have downloaded, so I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to "give back" by porting software or sending in bug reports or whatever.
Now, I'm aware that there are mirrors that help Hyperbola deal with this load, but still. What I want to ask is:
Do my attempts to be frugal server-wise help Hyperbola, and should other people adopt this approach too?
And should I continue to religiously avoid downloading any large packages in order to not place too much load upon Hyperbola, or am I misdirecting my efforts?
And should I continue to feel guilty about git-cloning over a gigabyte of stuff which I haven't yet figured out how to compile and/or run? Have I negatively affected Hyperbola and the free software movement by doing this?
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