I’m not necessarily asking this for myself, as much as I could totally use such an offer. I have my internet from a small ISP firm next door, who’s owner is a friend I occasionally work with; The thought recently occurred that he might be a good candidate for hosting a mirror of Manjaro inside my country, something I could bring up to him next time we meet!
Being an ISP he definitely has the infrastructure to guarantee near 24/7 uptime at good speeds. And since I looked at the instructions for setting up a mirror while being personally familiar with rsync, I can help him through the setup and we could probably run it together. But I doubt I can convince him unless the team can support him in some way, especially with his company staying just above the floating line… either financially or through some other partnership that would work out?
The thought is especially tempting as there doesn’t seem to be a mirror in my country: I’m from Romania, and after a standard update to the mirror list via Pamac I didn’t see any URL from here in
/etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist. Thus I assume there’s no Romanian mirroring Manjaro yet which I find surprising, or if they are it’s not registered on the service the mirror list gets updated from.