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;

  • reviewing code contributions that are on nobody else's plate, e.g. those submitted by the release manager, and the translation merge requests sent to tails-l10n@boum.org;

  • 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 tails-dev@boum.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.