The OpenMRS Community Management Team is helps build and support the OpenMRS community. This has two meanings – both operating the technology infrastructure that serves the OpenMRS community, as well helping to coordinate the people who are the "infrastructure" for OpenMRS itself.
Not everyone who volunteers in the OpenMRS community needs to be a programmer or technical genius! Here are some ideas:
If you are interested in volunteering for the project doing more technical work other than coding, there's plenty to be done. The IT Services Provided needs a lot of care and feeding. There are lots of ways you can get started as an infrastructure volunteer. (The following list needs updated!)
The infrastructure team is small and a bit unlike the rest of the community - reliability and stability of technical resources take priority over agility, although that's important to us, too. Decisions must often be made very quickly, especially during urgent situations such as system outages. Therefore, we try to follow some of the goals established by the Apache Software Foundation's infrastructure team:
Sometimes we vote, sometimes people just do things because they know they make sense. Amazingly big far-reaching decisions are sometimes made after a 3-minute conversation on IRC.
Some people are sufficiently familiar with the configuration of particular machines, and the operation of the Infrastructure team, to have the authority to "lay down the law". More people may have sufficient privileges to change stuff, but will only do so after extensive consultation. The best way to learn how we make decisions is to hang around and see.
A sound, technical argument will always be heard out, even if it's not ultimately accepted. Rules and points of order will generally be disregarded. This is the only way Infra can stay productive.
Read more about about the technical IT Services Provided.
Getting Infrastructure Support
Do you need support with the OpenMRS.org infrastructure? First, make sure that your issue is something that we can help you with.
What we support:
What we don't support:
If we can help, please get in touch with us: