1. What is the Gentoo Server Project
The aim of the Gentoo Server Project is to make Gentoo Linux more appealing to the enterprise market. Large institutions have different needs than small business and home users. The network in these institutions are more complex and have different demands.
The Gentoo Server Projects goal is to make administration of a single Gentoo host, to a fleet of machines easier and more cost effective for the administrator and the business.
2. Gentoo Server Status
The current active development in the Gentoo Server Project are are:
|Installation||Documentation on installing and configuring a Gentoo machine|
|Configuration||Configuring a machine to meet the demands in a server environment|
|Administration||Good practices when administrating a server|
|Documentation||Documenting all the above, as well as internal documentation of this project|
The current planned development in the Gentoo Server Project are:
|Stable Portage Tree||Developing a stable portage tree for use in servers, and only updating when a bugfix or security issue arrises. Increasing the life of the operating system and providing a stable platform for applications|
|Centralised Configuration Management||Formalising a methodology to manage the configuration of servers and desktop configuration|
|Rapid Deployment||By using a base system, and Centralised Configuration Management, system rollouts for both workstations and servers can be deployed quickly and easily as per the infrastructures.org paper|
3. Gentoo Server Project Developers
Each developer working on Gentoo Server Project is listed here, full time indicates that their main Gentoo position is on this project, part time indicates that their main position lies in another area but they do additional work on the Gentoo Server Project.
|Developer Name||Username||Full/Part Time||Areas of Responsibilty|
|Kurt Lieber||klieber||part||Project Sponsor|
4. I Want to Participate
To participate in the Gentoo server project first join the mailing list at email@example.com. Then ask if there are plans to support something that you are interested in, propose a new subproject that you are interested in or choose one of the planned subprojects to work on. You may talk to the developers and users in the IRC channel #gentoo-server on irc.freenode.net for more information or just to chat about the project or any subprojects. If you don't have the ability to actively help by contributing work we will always need testers to maintain the security and stability of the overall product. All development, testing, and productive comments and feedback will be greatly appreciated.