On Friday, September 26, the system hackers team discovered a misconfiguration in the wiki setup. The error, if discovered, would have enabled an unauthorised party to read protected pages and user configurations.

It was possible to read the encrypted password hashes of guest users. Registered Fellows, who log in using their Fellowship password were not affected by this. To all others we recommend changing their wiki password as a precaution.

Fellowship Services

One of the goals of the Fellowship is to provide Fellows with services that help them to learn about Free Software and spread the knowledge about it (and occasionally have some fun too :) ).

This page lists all currently active services and their help pages.

All services are accessible using your Fellowship username and password (your Fellowship account must be enabled).

Authentication (and data transmission in most cases) is secured using SSL: you can read more about our SSL certificates and possible authentication problems in our Authentication_FAQ.

We are always working to improve the Fellowship services, and you can help too! Have a look at the FellowshipHacks page to know how you can contribute (and get your name on the Credits page!).


Wiki

If you are new to the wiki, be sure to have a look at the UserGuide.

If you want to help improving it, you can find some information on the WikiWishList page.

Blogs

Information about using the Fellowship blog platform (and about blogs in the old Fellowship portal) is contained in the Blogs page.

Planet

The Fellowship Planet aggregates many Fellowship blogs in a single blog.

To add your blog to the planet, see the instructions contained in the Blogs page.

Mail forwarding

For each Fellow, mail to USERNAME@fsfe.org is automatically forwarded to the specified primary e-mail address; we also support sub-addressing using the "+" separator: so anything sent to USERNAME+foo@fsfe.org will be forwarded to realname+foo@realdomain.

You can change your target e-mail address from your account maintenance page.

To send e-mails from your @fsfe.org alias, please use FSFE's SMTP server. The necessary settings can be found here.

Please note that the maximum allowed size for messages is 25Mb (this is the same limit imposed by many ISPs).

Mailing Lists

In addition to using our permanent fellowship mailing lists, you can create and manage temporary mailing lists using our QuickML service: q.fsfe.org. All administration of QuickML lists is done by email. Here are some simple commands.

  • Create a list: send an email to the address that you would like your new list to use, eg. new-list-name@q.fsfe.org

  • Add a member to your list: send an email to your list's address with the address of the member to be added in the message CC
  • Send your list a message: Simply send an email to the address of your list and it will be delivered to all members
  • Please note that QuickML don't have browseable archives, and automatically expire after 60 days of inactivity

More information about using QuickML can be found in the project manual.

XMPP instant messaging

We have a public XMPP (formerly known as "jabber") server for instant messaging.

You can find more about it on the XMPP page.

Fellowship Smart Card

This is our special gift to all Fellows: a personalised smart card to be used for authentication and data encryption. Learn more about it on the FellowshipSmartCard page.

Subversion

We have a subversion server, that can host Fellowship related projects (software projects or web projects, like pdfreaders.org or the static Fellowship pages).

You can find more info about it on the Subversion page.

Account maintenance

You can view and change settings related to your Fellowship account (and related services) through the account maintenance page.

Old Fellowship portal

The old Fellowship portal is being discontinued and replaced by the services listed in this page.

To know how you can move your data from the old portal to the new services, see the OldPortal page.


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