The Tails Foundations Team is responsible for:
maintaining the core Tails system, which includes e.g.
- porting Tails to the new version of its upstream foundations, such as a new Debian, Tor or Tor Browser;
- keeping our core code base up-to-date and maintainable, e.g. refactor or clean up stuff that has bit-rotted, migrate code that would otherwise rely on obsolete technologies;
- maintaining the ISO build system;
- doing the extra peer-review and release management work that corresponds to the above bullet points;
welcoming new code contributors, e.g. when enough mentoring is required to put it outside of the scope of the release manager's duty to review code contributions;
help triage new tickets that are on nobody else's plate when frontdesk isn't in a good position to do it;
ensuring that development discussions started on firstname.lastname@example.org are followed-up;
if time allows, do whatever code task the project sees as top-priority, such as fixing Holes in the Roof, important bugs, or implementing a feature that is needed to keep Tails relevant.