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Infrastructure team (Task #38)

Added by Eric Davis at 2010-12-30 05:02 pm. Updated at 2011-01-16 10:48 am.

Status:Closed Start date:2010-12-30
Priority:Normal Due date:2011-01-12
Assignee:Eric Davis % Done:


Category:ChiliProject - Organization
Target version:Public Launch
Remote issue URL:


I want to wait on setting up the teams until we are public but I think we need to create a Infrastructure team now. I think this team would be responsible for managing the project's servers, mailing lists, etc.

Once this team is created, then the servers and other communication channels can be setup.

To start: what should the scope of this team be?


  • manage project servers
  • manage project mailing lists
  • manage project websites (wiki, forum, blog, etc)
  • manage project scm
  • manage IRC channel(s)

Associated revisions

Revision 9f07b2f4
Added by Felix Schäfer at 2011-05-05 10:14 pm

Merge pull request #38 from edavis10/ticket/master/324-plugin-generators

Rename plugin generators to ChiliProject. #324


Updated by Muntek Singh at 2010-12-30 10:27 pm


Maintain the following items, meaning setup, updates, upkeep, etc. Basically the leader of this team should have access to make changes to all of the following:

  • Public Website
    • Wiki
    • Forum
    • Blog
  • SCM
  • Mailing Lists
  • Servers to run any/all of the above
  • Registering and adminning the IRC channel

Things I'm unsure fit into this team:

  • Do they have root on all of the above?
  • The legal stuff that needs to get done
  • Finance/money stuff

Updated by Eric Davis at 2011-01-02 11:31 am

Muntek Singh:

Added your suggestions to the description.

  • Do they have root on all of the above?

I'd say yes. This is the whole "hit by the bus" factor, if only one person has root and something happens to them then the project is screwed.

  • The legal stuff that needs to get done
  • Finance/money stuff

No, that would be part of the governance/finance. I consider infrastructure 100% technical (like the IT department).

Updated by Eric Davis at 2011-01-10 10:29 am

Since we are getting close to finalizing the project name, we need to get this team setup so it can build/configure the servers. The team scope is good enough for now, so we should pick the team members.

Since this team will have privileged permissions on the servers, I think it should be kept small. For now I think having 2-3 people on it with 1 team lead would work.

To start, who would like to be the team leader? This person will need to invest a lot of time over the next two weeks to get all of the infrastructure setup for the launch. They will also need to be highly technical, especially with servers and system administration.

I'm setting a deadline for this decision for the 14th. If we don't have a team leader by that time, I can fill this role on a temporary basis to get the project started.

  • Due date set to 2011-01-14
  • Status set to In Progress

Updated by Felix Schäfer at 2011-01-10 12:21 pm

I'd be willing to take part in the team, though I have upcoming university tests (mid-february) and won't have much time until then. I might be able to take over the lead then, but I'm only proficient in administering a gentoo stack, so I wouldn't count myself as first choice if we go with anything else ;-)

Updated by Holger Just at 2011-01-10 12:53 pm

I'm rather proficient with Debian and setting up stuff so I'm willing to help here. Not sure if I have what it takes to take the lead here though.

Updated by Eric Davis at 2011-01-10 01:58 pm

Muntek, what are you? I know you have done a bunch of server administration yourself.

Updated by Wieland Lindenthal at 2011-01-11 12:47 am

Actually there are a bunch of people that could help setting up the infrastructure.

  • Holger actually designed and implemented almost the whole server infrastructure of finnlabs including virtualization, backup, monitoring, rails stack, scm, network, ...
  • Michael Frister could more or less easily set up a CI server. He did this for finnlabs.
  • He could also setup a Radiant based marketing website as well. For finnlabs he scripted the whole setup.

I definitely do not have the technical skills to for all theses upcoming tasks. Holger has.

There is a difference between helping and leading. Leading is something you have to want. The question is who wants to lead (apart from helping)?


Updated by Eric Davis at 2011-01-12 01:11 pm

We still need a lead for this (one with time to setup everything this and next week). If no one volunteers by tonight (2011-01-12 Pacific time), I'll take the lead to get us started.

  • Due date changed from 2011-01-14 to 2011-01-12

Updated by Muntek Singh at 2011-01-12 01:16 pm

I'm also up for the job, I'm a sysadmin by day. I am provisioning a new VPS node and would be happy to setup anything/everything on a container or two. I'm fine with any *nix os, though it sounds like most of you are debian guys :)

Updated by Eric Davis at 2011-01-12 01:54 pm

  • Project changed from Organization to ChiliProject
  • Target version deleted ()

Updated by Eric Davis at 2011-01-12 01:55 pm

Muntek: you up for the team lead role or just helping out?

Updated by Eric Davis at 2011-01-12 01:58 pm

  • Category set to ChiliProject - Organization

Updated by Eric Davis at 2011-01-12 02:29 pm

  • Tracker changed from Feature to Task

Updated by Muntek Singh at 2011-01-12 02:57 pm

I'll be happy to take the job, and work closely with Holger so you can focus your efforts on other things.

Updated by Eric Davis at 2011-01-12 03:00 pm

Okay, so unless there is any other discussion points:

  • Muntek will be the Infrastructure team lead
  • Holger, Felix, and I will be the team members

I'll open issues for specific things that need to get done.

Updated by Eric Davis at 2011-01-12 03:11 pm

  • Target version set to Public Launch

Updated by Holger Just at 2011-01-16 10:48 am

Infrastructure team is set up and things are running smoothly.

  • Status changed from In Progress to Closed

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