Hi Thorsten, *, Am 19.09.2012 19:36 schrieb Thorsten Behrens:
Friedrich Strohmaier wrote:
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.
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? ;)
Well, my report was not intended for fishing compliments - nevertheless they are welcome :o))
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.
I continue not beeing happy, thinking typical community work to be paid *by the TDF* (from which point should I present the bill for *my* work?)
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. ;)
Whoohh - so many spoons of honey on my bread! ;o)) Well, consider my words as thoughts and concerns - nothing more. I'm shure You and the board people did think Your decision well. Let's continue discussing at the conference. :o)) Friedrich -- Friedrich Strohmaier - Admin team - The Document Foundation http://www.documentfoundation.org/
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