Wed 28 Dec 2016 6:14PM


SC Spencer Campbell Public Seen by 394

Kastor asks:

Who will do all the stuff that needs to be done?

Who is the enthusiastic admin team?


Spencer Campbell Wed 28 Dec 2016 6:44PM

I think it makes sense to start by naming what responsibilities we're each already carrying, so we all know the situation as it stands.

I'm the only administrator for CiviCRM, which runs on its own (expensive) server. I'm also maintaining the SM-to-Civi data pipeline, which runs on my machine in Tamera.

I'm the primary admin for the GreenGeeks server, with Joshua as secondary, which hosts these sites:
* verlag-meiga.org (maintained by Diego)
* sabine-lichtenfels.com (maintained by Joshua and Stephanie)
* icsa.tamera.org (maintained by Joshua)
* kanban.tamera.org (maintained by me)
* innumerable tamera.org subdomains for development (maintained by me, Joshua and Manuel)

I would also name the really specific things that definitely need decisions. Just the wishes, no ideas for solutions. Ideas should go on the right, as proposals, not comments.

My wish:

All my present IT responsibilities ought to be carried by a team, instead of me personally, because otherwise a big chunk of Tamera infrastructure is reliant on a single individual who's only been here since early 2015. That's no fun for me or anyone else.


Manuel Fri 10 Mar 2017 9:07PM

I think it sounds like a very good intention to get a team for this!
I can also think about taking on some tasks, but I have to say that I am not very consistently reliable at the moment. I just don't have a regular life.

I definitely FEEL responsible for keeping the tamera gitlab / dev sites working - and I will see how it is with the tamera.org site.

As to other stuff, I don't have any ideas / proposals. I don't have an overview or impulse.


Poll Created Sat 11 Mar 2017 10:55AM

Meet to organize admin positions Closed Sat 11 Mar 2017 2:55PM

by Spencer Campbell Tue 25 Apr 2017 6:09AM

Changed the meeting time.

I think it would make the most sense for me, Kastor, Joshua, Ruediger and Manuel to meet, make a list of positions, and start to fill them out. (Knowing that whatever we decide on can and will change, as we move with the whole.)

The way I would do it is to have one list of servers and one list of services.

Each server should have one primary admin, and one secondary. Both should know what services are running on the server, and be able to intervene if things go screwy. Also, it should be clear who it belongs to: the admin? The IGP? Ilos? Tamera?

Each service should have one primary and one secondary admin, too. (Examples of services: CiviCRM, tamera.org, pub)

Primary admins are responsible for doing the work of maintaining the server/service in good condition. Secondary admins only have to know how to do the work; they become responsible when the primary admin is incapacitated.

If someone has a better idea, we can do it another way, but in any case it seems like it's time for us to meet.

If we agree, the outcome is:

We meet at 10:00 AM, on Monday (the 13th), at the Landhouse.


Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 100.0% 1 SC
Abstain 0.0% 0  
Disagree 0.0% 0  
Block 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 5 JG M RR K MP

1 of 6 people have participated (16%)


Spencer Campbell Sat 11 Mar 2017 11:18AM

I started a list like the one I'm imagining, here, which you can edit if you want:



Kastor Sat 11 Mar 2017 12:55PM

For me only Monday 9:00 to 10:30, 14:00 to 16:00, Tuesday 10:00 to 13:00


Poll Created Sat 11 Mar 2017 2:57PM

Meet to organize admin positions Closed Mon 13 Mar 2017 9:01AM

by Spencer Campbell Tue 25 Apr 2017 6:09AM

Spencer, Ruediger, Kastor and Manuel attended.

Spencer will:
1. Check on WordPress support offered by GreenGeeks.
2. Add Jochen to Loomio group.
3. Organize a meeting with the IGP to talk about administrator positions.

Kastor will:
1. Become secondary admin for CiviCRM.
2. Add Tamera maintenance cronjobs to service list.

We meet at 9:00 AM, on Monday (the 13th), at the Landhouse.


Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 100.0% 2 SC K
Abstain 0.0% 0  
Disagree 0.0% 0  
Block 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 4 JG M RR MP

2 of 6 people have participated (33%)