Teams/System-Hackers

System Hackers

Coordinator
Albert Dengg (albert)
Deputy-coordinators
Max Mehl (max.mehl)
Membership
By invitation, but get in touch with the coordinators if you're interested in system administration. Typically, you can start with taking over maintenance of a FSFE service.
Principal mailing list

https://lists.fsfe.org/mailman/listinfo/system-hackers (invitation only)

Description
The system hackers team is a trusted group of individuals taking responsibility for the low level infrastructure of the FSFE, including our host servers and services running on their respective virtual machines.

Structure and communication

The System Hackers teams consists of two different sub groups: Service Maintainers and System Administrators. Maintainers take care of one or two services, often Docker containers or separated servers, while Administrators have access to multiple hosts and therefore bear much more responsibility.

The mailing list is the central communication channel for the whole team. We use it to discuss new development, potential changes and existing issues. It is also a point for other FSFE people to ask in case of technical problems or uncertainties and some automatic system messages so members should accommodate to ~2-3 messages a day. It is especially important that service maintainers keep track of new messages to be aware of changes in the infrastructure or new requirements.

We also have an OTRS queue for our team in which we reply to technical question and inquiries. If you would like to help answering them and getting a deeper understanding of the FSFE's infrastructure, please ask us for an account.

Security and Privacy

We set the highest standards to the security and uptime of servers and services. However, as a team mostly run by volunteers, we cannot give any guarantee. If you think we should improve in certain areas, please get in touch with us.

All team members – no matter which sub-group, whether volunteer or employee – are required to sign a Server Access Agreement in order to legally secure data of the FSFE and users of its technical services.

Service information


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Teams/System-Hackers (last edited 2018-07-18 10:14:09 by max.mehl)