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The Services Team are people helping the project with package reviews and all administration related tasks. It consists of 7 people with skills ranging from generic Administrators over to Storage and Network experts over to people knowing at least every programming language at least in a way to review code and also the submitted patches and specfiles for the openSUSE distribution.The team helps the Project Managers and the Boosters Team to make their ideas and dreams come true.
As team we communicate over a lot of channels. Mostly mailinglist and IRC.
- firstname.lastname@example.org - Is where you can find majority of people listed below..
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- #opensuse-admin on the freenode network is the generic channel where you can reach us
- #opensuse-buildservice on the freenode network is the 2nd channel where you can reach us
- We post informations about maintenance of the infrastructure to news.opensuse.org
- For ways to communicate with us individually check our list of members
One of the main areas of work for the Services Team is the administration of the infrastructure for openSUSE. Here is a short list of so called projects, that need our help:
- The mirror infrastructure for deploying ISO images and packages over the world. This includes updates for released distributions and also providing the upcoming openSUSE release to our users (have a look at our Checklist, if you want to know more about this).
- The Build Service - including not only hardware related tasks but also the involvement inside the project (discussing the Roadmap, working on the Source Code and also helping Build Service Users on #opensuse-buildservice.
- Providing the infrastructure behind openFate and other projects like the openSUSE Conference, the Documentation, Users or the Maintenance infrastructure.
Building and bundling software is another main area of our daily work. Everyone who is currently contributing packages to the openSUSE Distribution first submits his packages for review to us. If you want to know more about Packaging or Collaboration and Package reviews, please visit the other pages.
The Services Team has two structural positions, a team leader and a project manager. The team leader coordinates the whole team and handles escalations, he's the benevolent dictator. At the moment this team leader is Lars Vogdt. The project manager Rüdiger Oertel helps him in all Build Service and Packaging related tasks.
Each individual team member has also some duties. Beside the weekly Team Meeting (A phone call, Wednesdays at 2PM CET/CEST) where we discuss important topics occurred during the week and a weekly work report, that every Team Member has to send to our mailinglist covering his current and planned tasks, everyone has some special tasks and areas of interest.
|Image||Name||Freenode nick||Blog||identi.ca|| Email
(add suse.com behind the @)
|Area of expertise|
|Markus Rückert||darix||http://nordisch.org/||-||-||darix@||Package review, openSUSE infrastructure|
|Craig Gardner||Ganglia||-||-||-||cgardner@||Teamlead openSUSE_review_team, Package review|
|Lars Vogdt||kl_eisbaer||http://lizards.opensuse.org/author/lrupp/ ; http://lvogdt.wordpress.com/||-||-||lrupp@||Teamlead, active on all battlefields|
|Berthold Gunreben||azouhr||http://azouhr.wordpress.com||-||-||bg@||Package review, Virtualization, Mainframe, Storage|
|Martin Caj||mcaj||http://blip.tv/openSUSEtv/hackweek-6-martin-caj-4699974||-||-||mcaj@||Internal infrastructure in Prague office, OpenVpn, SIP|
|Nathan Cutler||smithfarm||http://smithfarm-thebrain.blogspot.cz/||-||-||ncutler@||Documentation, Internal infrastructure in Prague office, Hardware Administration|
|Ruediger Oertel||bugfinder||-||-||-||ro@||Project Manager, Storage, Maintenance|
|Robert Wawrig||rwawrig||-||-||-||rwawrig@||Build Service worker administration, Security|
|Max Maher||mmaher||-||-||-||mmaher@||Network, Infrastructure Nuremberg, Hardware Administration|
Check the list of teams to learn more about which teams exist in the project.