Good idea with a trial. But, do these people from the CNC community have expereince with actually playing the game Tiberian sun. I know there is many people on this board who paly tib sun analyze screen shots being edited with photoshop etc etc. Its hard to do that when you dont actually play the game.
Yes, and these people are very loyal and work hard and "clean" , and letting them run the server through olaf/st on trial would be worth the shot. They are very into CnC, they are oldtimers of cnc themselves, they started with dune and never got further than renegade. Not only do they have the know how, they also have the abilities and knowledge required to run a game. Also, you could have like min 3-4 people assisting eachother on running it, so you have them and maybe a pro nerdlike gamer to help run it alongside, so you are assured everything is running smooth and so people are satisfied.