ModularIT is a community project specially useful for system administrators. Your experience is valuable for other people like you, so sharing your knowledge will be really helpful. ModularIT uses some of the most advance and popular technologies, always based on software libre, so it is easy to contributed even if you are not an expert. ModularIT is just a step further to simplify the management of complex network systems and services. ModularIT is not just about features. It deals also with stability, migration, integration, support, maintenance, cost and efficiency.
There are plenty of features to add though, configurations to improve and bugs to solve. So, no matter what your skills are, you have something to say for sure. Your opinions and contributions will be worth it because can be tested in production, not just by yourself or Grupo CPD, but by other companies that hopefully will be involved. Download and deploy ModularIT, get into our mailing list, ask what you want and feel the power of the community.
Become a member of ModularIT community project.
If you want want to get in contact with ModularIT crew, please check the following. The first step to get involved is to get into the user mailing list and introduce yourself, so everyboby knows you.
Mailing lists¶English mailing lists:
- User mailing list: click here to register (confirmation required).
- Developers mailing list: click here to register (approval required).
Listas de correo en español:
- Lista de usuarios: sin establecer aún.
- Lista de desarrollo: sin establecer aún.
Follow the project on twitter: ModularIT
We haven't set a Linkedin or Facebook group yet, although it is planned.
We haven't set any IRC channel yet, although it is planned.
- Contact e-mail: modularit (at) modularit (dot) com
- Community manager: abenito (at) modularit (dot) org
- The redmine repository webinterfaces is not 100% git compatible yet, so there is information only available through the default web interface client. Click here to get to it.
ModularIT Community project and development¶
ModularIT release cycle and versions¶
ModularIT have a 6 month release cycle for new major/minor versions. That means that every improvement will be tested and included in the new version each six monthes inicially. If contributions increase significantly, we will reconsider this policy.
So the new features tested will be included by the release manager in the stable version every six monthes. Although this release cycle is very high for minor updates, we want to ensure that they are well tested by ModularIT developers. Security patches and bug fixes are not included in this policy. They will be ready for downloading inmediatly.
The following version of ModularIT will be available on June 15th, initially, with the codename timanfaya.We have defined three versions of ModularIT.
- Develoment version: version used for development
- Stable version: version to download and use
- Production version: version supported and mainteined in production (customers) for at least 6 monthes.
On the first release, all three versions are, of course, the same one. In 6 monthes, a new stable release will be available. After 6 more monthes, those features previously deployed in customers, supported and maniteined will be available on the production version. This policy can be reconsidered is a feature is well tested or very simple and, once put in production, it is obvious that do not have bugs or any other issue. Anyway, this won't be an ordinary procedure.
We are right know disscussing the git structure we will use for the first few monthes of the project, so the current structure will change soon.
The release version is coded 1.1 because it is alreday stable and it is on production in some Grupo CPD customers. It is fully available and tested. That do not means it doesn't have any bug. It means we don't expect them to be critical or have been detected and are under control so they don't cause performance negative effects.
ModularIT Roles¶This project has rols. That means that different people are able to do different things based on the contribution to the project they make. These roles are:
- ModularIT developer: contributor that is part of the core team
- ModularIT contributor: person, association, foundation or company that contrubutes with patches, bugs fixes, contents, tests, etc.
- ModularIT translator: person, association, foundation or company that translate contents.
- ModularIT user: person, association, foundation or company that deploys and/or uses ModularIT.
- Community Manager: this is the person officially in charge of the promotion of the project.
- Release Manager: this is the person in charge of the release procedures, as usual in other community projects.
The assignment of a role is decided by a votation among the ModularIT team based on the contribution made. A policy to clarify the procedures to propose and decide new roles will be published soon.
ModularIT core team¶This is modularIT crew so far, in alphabetical order:
- Zalix: Gonzalo Aller Arias. Community Manager
- Knut: Knut Anderrsen González. ModularIT Developer
- Kuko: Kuko Armas. Release Manager.
- Toscalix: Agustín Benito Bethencourt.
- Ossian: Ossian Buitrago . ModularIT Developer
- Richard Dale: Richard Dale. ModularIT Developer
- Eduardo: Eduardo Navarro Alvarado. ModularIT Developer
- Marianne: Marianne Perdomo. Graphic Designer.
- Miki: Miguel Ángel Vázquez. Deployment Manager
- Alberto: Alberto. ModularIT Developer
- Echedey: Echedey. ModularIT Developer
- Javi: ModularIT Developer