Friedrich Strohmaier wrote:
++++++++++++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.
Hi Friedrich, oh, I'm truly sorry if the wording in §8 comes across in a way to suggest the admin team is not doing their job - amended friendlier verbiage welcome! Quite the contrary - the admin team, that includes you, has done the incredible job of building an infrastructure that reliably serves millions of downloads and millions of pages to our users. What was our monthly bandwidth usage again, around 6 TB? ;) This is no small feat, and we're beyond grateful to you guys. That said, you would probably agree with me, that subsets of what the admin team does needs significant time en bloc, daily attention, and prompt reaction. In a word, it starts to look like a fulltime job - and of course that person or contractor would be peer among the admins, at no time I can see the TDF forego its meritocratic principles. Ideally, TDF would have the funds to hire any number of people to fill the gaps that you and others in this thread highlighted - alas, this is not where we're at so far. So we have to prioritize, and for me, infrastructure has critical priority - it is an acknowledgement of your importance, Friedrich. ;) Cheers, -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board The Document Foundation, Zimmerstr. 69, 10117 Berlin, Germany Rechtsfähige Stiftung des bürgerlichen Rechts Legal details: http://www.documentfoundation.org/imprint
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