Hi All, As the infrastructure team by design is working in the background I'll pass some information for the public.  We're proud if nobody notes our work! ;o)) I'll try to keep it short.. Am 18.09.2012 19:56 schrieb Friedrich Strohmaier:
Am 17.09.2012 18:06 schrieb Thorsten Behrens:
A thing of note is §8 - the board intends to hire or contract someone to operate infrastructure on a daily basis, acknowledging the extraordinary importance TDF's virtual presence has for our collective needs.
I've some thoughts to throw in.
This touches several topics which I will handle within several mails: - Current state and needs of the admin team
++++++++++++Citing §8:++++++++++++++++++++ Officers ======== §8. Systems and Administrative Officer 1. The board will contract, or alternatively hire if more economical/practical, resources for professional, secure, and timely maintenance of TDF's central IT infrastructure. The board acknowledges that TDF's virtual presence and web pages are one of its most valuable assets, and thus need attention beyond what can reasonably be expected from pure volunteer work. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I can't see where the current admin team - plain volunteer based - did not cover the above mentioned requirements. Until now all services were available with reasonable uptime and quality. Please correct me in case I'm wrong. We're constantly working to improve our team and it's work apart from keeping all services running. Two main tasks we work on for the moment: 1. Rebuild our systems to make involvement of new admins more smooth: we regularly get offers from high skilled admins to help us doing administrative tasks. One of those - Alin - is already active ;o)) So it's not a question of manpower to grow our team, but a question to adapt our systems to integrate new admins step by step. Some work to do on that, some work already done. 2. Getting rid of "single points of failure" for both: our technical infrastructure and our personal one. We are underway achieving this some work to do, some already done. ;o)) I don't see, how an "Officer" can really help with regard to §8. The Problem mentioned there doesn't exist from my point of view. Friedrich -- Friedrich Strohmaier - Admin team - The Document Foundation http://www.documentfoundation.org/
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