Heroes Team members are volunteers helping the project with all system administration related tasks. It consists of people with skills ranging from generic Administrators over to Storage and Network experts. The team also welcomes new volunteers who want to start learning new skills.
In short: the team helps the openSUSE community make their ideas and dreams come true.
Check out videos of past openSUSE Conferences where we give more details about the Team and the openSUSE infrastructure and services: oSC13 oSC15 oSC16 oSC17
As team we communicate over a lot of channels. Mostly mailing list and IRC.
- join our monthly meeting - usually at the first Thursday of a month at 20:00 CET / 18:00 UTC at https://meet.opensuse.org/heroes.
- email@example.com is where you create issues in our ticket system (https://progress.opensuse.org).
- firstname.lastname@example.org - Is our mailing list and communication channel.
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- #opensuse-admin is the generic channel where you can reach us. We have a bot there that logs the discussions. You can have a look at former discussions here.
- #opensuse-buildservice is the channel to reach build service administrators.
- We post informations about maintenance of the infrastructure to status.opensuse.org.
- For ways to communicate with us individually check our list of members.
One of the main areas of work for the Heroes Team is the system administration of the infrastructure for openSUSE. Here is a short list of so called projects, that need our/your 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. Parts of the openSUSE infrastructure are maintained in a git repository with salt configuration management.
Each individual team member has also some duties. Beside the regular team meetings (online on IRC or in person) where we discuss important topics occurred during the last meeting, everyone has some special tasks and areas of interest (others call it: hobbies).
(add opensuse.org behind the @)
|Area of expertise|
|Christian Boltz||cboltz||-||cboltz@||wiki server admin, admin for English wiki, salting servers and services|
|Sarah Kriesch||AdaLovelace||-||sarah.kriesch@||Admin for German Wiki|
|Thorsten B.||thomic||TBro@||openSUSE Infrastructure, SaltStack, Hardware wishlist|
|Martin Caj||mcaj||mcaj@||openSUSE Infrastructure, SaltStack|
|Per Jessen||pjessen||http://rambling.jessen.ch/||per@||A grumpy old greybeard. Mailing list manager, mail servers, DNS, mirror infrastructure, general dogsbody & overall nuisance.|
|Ioan Vancea||IonutVan||https://www.vioan.eu/||IonutVan@||~ to be assigned ~|
|Oliver Kurz||okurz||okurz@||openQA (openqa.opensuse.org)|
|Marco Strigl||lethliel||mstrigl@||openSUSE Infrastructure, Videoteam|
|Jacob Michalskie||lcp||https://lcp.world||hellcp@||Whatever's needed|
You want to contribute to our openSUSE infrastructure? Contact us via IRC or at the mailing list.
Check the list of teams to learn more about which teams exist in the project.