(This is a stripped-down version of the monthly news letters sent out to members of Codeberg e.V.; as usual published here with due delay. Not member of the non-profit association yet? Consider joining it!)
Dear Codeberg e.V. Members and Supporters!
It's been a while since the last monthly letter, and after discussing several options among Codeberg e.V. members, we are now excited to try new formats. Feedback appreciated.
We aim to provide these "Letters from Codeberg" without a tight schedule, but rather each time we feel that we want to share something with you. We hope to provide the usual number games in a public place soon, and rather share our conclusions with you.
Codeberg is now an employer! Since May 2022, we are now employing a honorary member of Codeberg e.V. part-time. As veteran Gitea maintainer, he did a lot for the Codeberg-ecosystem around Gitea, Woodpecker CI and Codeberg Pages. The employment has been set up as tax-exempt German "mini-job", often used in charity environments, with a monthly salary of 450 € for a workload of ~ 10 hours a week. With insurance fees, the total cost for Codeberg e.V. is around 600 € each month, and we consider it a big milestone in our journey. To ensure our volunteer-backed do-ocracy won't approach its limits anytime soon, we are happy to start extending our organizational toolkit, to push our projects forward faster in the future, and guarantee ongoing reliable operations.
First Codeberg Hackathon: Early April, the weekend from 8th to 10th, we held our first Codeberg hackathon, making good progress in several projects. And it was very nice being able to talk to some of you more personally than public issue / chat communication allows. We're definitely looking forward to repeat this event in the future. Watch out!
New Codeberg executive board: The executive directors (Vorstand), responsible for day-to-day operation of Codeberg's membership management, finances and all the other rather boring and formal stuff, is re-elected yearly by the Codeberg Presidium, which in turn is elected among all Codeberg members bi-annually. Otto, former member of the presidium will now replace the old board. Formal registration at registration court is still pending due to waiting time for appointment at notary office. Both previous board members are returned to the presidium now.
Where we need help
First of all, a huge thanks to everyone who is active in our community and makes Codeberg a great place to be. And we are very happy that we've even seen some contributions to upstream projects on our forks, and we hope that these projects move out of their proprietary platforms soon.
Codeberg always welcomes helping hands. Our focus is currently on cleaning up infrastructure-related settings, and building up a distributed file system for your repositories using Ceph. Expertise highly welcome!
Our moderation and community issue tracker at https://codeberg.org/Codeberg/Community/issues remains an active place to discuss bugs, features, and community-related needs. If you have some free cycles, please go through the recent issues, help out users, forward bug reports and feature requests to upstream Gitea at https://github.com/go-gitea/gitea/issues if they aren't reported yet, and consider joining our group of active community maintainers: see https://codeberg.org/Codeberg/Community/issues/571 for details.
If you are experienced with software development, we are having some Go, Rust and PHP projects. Please reach out to us, if you'd like to help us in your free time to get some thing done.
We are hosting 28962 repositories, created and maintained by 24167 users. Compared to one month ago, this is an organic growth rate of +2422 repositories (+9.1% month-over-month) and +1614 users (+7.2%). This means that organic growth of Codeberg remains solid and steady, even after removing hundreds of spam users in past months.
The machines are running at about 70% capacity (storage). We are planning to migrate to our distributed storage starting next week.
Codeberg e.V. has 195 members in total, these are 138 members with active voting rights and 55 supporting members, and 2 honorary members.
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