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What are the bus factors of Codidact?
The purpose of this post is to draw attention to possibly low bus factors and to maybe lead to a more failsafe organization structure by just asking for information.
What are the bus factors for the various parts of Codidact?
The bus factor quantifies how much the operation of an organization is at risk because information and capabilities aren't shared, for example the number of key members that cannot be replaced easily. A large bus factor is generally desired.
Software: QPixel is publicly available so that sounds good but for the Codidact flavor of QPixel additional parts must be assembled to create the software this network runs on. How many persons know how to do that? Is it written down anywhere?
Content: The information stored in this network is contained in a single SQL database. At how many different locations is a recent backup of the database stored? Are there also older versions available? How many people can access them?
Hardware: How many people can access the server?
Domains: Are the relevant domains (codidact.com/org) already controlled by the foundation? How many people know how to administer these domains?
Payment: The bank account has already been set up, I heard. Is it used to pay for the hardware and traffic? And again, how many people have access to it?
I think it's worthwhile to think about that and to try to keep these bus factors as high as possible, especially because with volunteers there is probably a lot of fluctuation.