Maintainers for the maemo.org infra

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2013-08-07 17:49 UTC by Michael Demetriou

Dear maemo/meego enthusiasts and Linux lovers,

as most of you likely know, Nokia stopped supporting the maemo.org infrastructure at the beginning of the year. After two server migrations (Nokia -> Nemein in December 2012, Nemein -> community), maemo.org is now completely community supported. Unfortunately, maemo.org was delivered to the community in less-than-100%-working order and our small techstaff team succesfully manged to move the maemo infra to community owned servers and keeping services alive until now. But they are totally overloaded and are yet to have dedicated maintainers for all divisions.

So we, the maemo community council and the Hildon Foundation decided to ask the community for their urgent help. We are seeking maintainers for
- bugzilla
- drop
- garage
- midgard/cms/web
- repository
- wiki
- XEN
- other co-sysops for Apache, mysql, php, Python

Understanding of requirements of a productive system is mandatory. You need to know about peer-review and proper documentation and coordination with sysops. We have no manuals about how stuff works, you need to find your way around by investigating the existing system. Due to the lack of documentation for midgard and maemo.org, we need your knowhow in order to point techstaff to solutions. Without sufficient manpower, the problems we are facing are putting the whole infrastructure at risk. If things remain unsolved, we will be forced to shut down critical services or even the whole of maemo.org sooner or later. We need your assistance in resolving these issues.

This request comes with no particular expectations and it may seem quite obvious, but we have to stress the fact that without community help, a community-driven infra will fail.

You are probably the right one who knows about these services well enough to help us keep them operating. Even just a small contribution of time is extremely welcome. Whether that's having some time set aside for a walkthrough of the architecture; the ability to answer a bunch of questions; or pointers to documentation we may have missed - we'd appreciate anything.
So if you think you can help, please offer it here or send a mail to techstaff@maemo.org.

Thanks for reading and kind regards,
Maemo Community Council & Hildon Foundation

Joerg Reisenweber / joerg_rw
Michael Demetriou / qwazix
Rüdiger Schiller / chemist
Christian Ratzenhofer / merlin1991
Craig Woodward / Woody14619
Ryan Abel / GeneralAntilles
Jaffa / Andrew Flegg
Gido Griese / Win7Mac

Comments:

Joerg Reisenweber
Karma: 1135

I have to remark that I wasn't involved in drafting the above, and I also didn't sign it. This is relevant since several details in there are quite a bit missleading and seem to be targeted to a different recipient group. Particularly the whole last paragraph is not to the point regarding what current techstaff team hopes to see from new volunteers. Of course we won't ask you questions and hope you can answer them, probably it will be the other way around during your period of making familiar with maemo.org system.

jOERG (maemo admin coordinator)

2013-08-08 12:14 UTC

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