Infrastructure in freedom and action
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About Actiu.info
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About Actiu.info
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Objectives: Actiu.info is a technical network created to the social movements can have resources connected to internet public network, independents of market and establishment, in a secure and confidential way.

Tactical: We bet for resources of collective controlled creation (overcoat the software and designs), resources are shared with same kind collectives with affinity, facilities are deployed choosing always technologies for secure communications.

Infrastructure: We have a small Data Center and own machines working in different cities and connected to internet through different access providers; this is to avoid services failure in case of environment problems. We have encrypted servers to prevent that a theft gives illegitimate access to user's data, and we always use GNU/Linux systems to get maximum benefit of computers performance and to maintain a secure and consistent operation (as far as possible, of course).

Useful member profiles: (ordered from easy to difficult)

  • Phisical operator: who only cares about environment, power and machine booting
    Requirements: knowledge about plugging an electric cable, pressing a button and writing a password with a keyboard.
  • Content manager (external figure): who administers a collective's data or moderates published messages, and also detects spam.
    Requirements: knowledge about writing in a forum, using an electronic mail application, be a sociable person.
  • Documenter: who makes using guides for the most inexperienced ones, this page, and who investigates some of other software projects.
    Requirements: know to use a text processor, and internet searching. Other knowledge can be given by the technicians.
  • Support to user: who helps in using internet tools dor the most inexperienced ones, and detects errors, possible improvements and makes suggestions to documenters.
    Requirements: good knowledge about electronic mail, be a sociable and very patient person. Other knowledge can be given by the technicians.
  • Hardware: who mounts and repairs machines and environments
    Requirements: long experience in mounting at least home computers and detecting correctly the origin of a breakdown. Extreme prudence in electrical hazards and fire.
  • Applications tech: who configures and maintains CMS or user application to work, same level securities.
    Requirements: very elemental knowledge about HTML, PHP, s/FTP
  • Services tech: who configures and maintains generic services such as database, http, mail, DNS, same level backups and security
    Requirements: experience managing Apache, witing in a terminal for GNU systems, s/FTP and something about SQL.
  • OS tech: who configures and maintains operating systems, virtualization, container backups and links, OS access security
    Requirements: managing software RAID, LUKS, LVM, Qemu on terminal, APT, install and configure Debian, manage OpenVZ/LXC, routing, firewall, DHCPd, know the internet name system.

Financial: In Internet the Freedom isn't as free beer, and much times the services free in price makes us less free in freedom. Does somewho believe that Google, Facebook, Microsoft, etc. give services free in price to make a better world? Much times, we are paying these apparently free services when we leave them to sell our personal data including our habits, interests and even own messages content. This type of corporation even want to decide what is Internet.
Computing is an expensive technology only affordable vastly in dominant countries. All the services have a cost which is rebounded over the collectives and social sectors who can afford. Ask for provision and justify your situation to we propose a contribution way.

History: The first research phase was the year 2001 connecting the server "fortuna" to the net, with a Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server based installation. All seemed much beautiful in the ignorance, because it was not until next time that become a clearly understand about there wasn't learning nor technical improvement, and that we cannot operate seriously with enigmatic software and viruses problems and pirate attacks to the server.
Since the server "idefix" was connected the February 16th 2006, from town scrap materials and with a Debian-like GNU/Linux installation, in view of its operation, the theoretical bases and the free software potential, in only weeks all the Microsoft-like installations in the Data Center were changed completely to free software, also with encouragement got from Canonical company with their campaign about Ubuntu.
Without making more absurd spending in use licenses for each software, the servers "mery", "equilibri", "anskari", "agnes", etc. could be connected successively. The last forward leap was the computer collocation in more than one city to take benefit of shared resources and to improve availability.

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Provision
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Electronic mail: Secure mailboxes.
Ask to: request AT actiu.info

Mail lists: Distribution lists to exchange group messages, managing membership subscriptions and unsubscriptions.
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Web space: An internet address to publish there the own designed pages.
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Web autopublishing tools: Automatic weblogs to publish there without technical knowledge, only with the own username and password.
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Web collaboration tools: Mainly wikies or forums; to work with documentation there (publicly or privately) or a place to debate o make web meetings.
Ask to: request AT actiu.info

Desktop roaming resources: Remote desktop to connect to a private area with all the applications from different computers. Network document folders to connect from different computers.
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Virtual servers: Exclusive operating environment to have the own customized services or software. This is the best option when someone wants to technically administer the own resources, or because someone wants to collect everything in a single server with same space and with the availability to export the whole or synchronize data.
Ask to: request AT actiu.info

Server collocation: Exclusive output with own IP address, with electrical and environment maintenance in the place where computer is hosted.
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In site machines preparation: Desktop computers installation with Ubuntu GNU/Linux, accomomdating to specific needs. Servers preparation to have them in the own place.
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Technical assistance: Help to solve computer difficulties. It's a service only for people who already uses other services.

Advice for user software: office, graphics, audiovisual, communications, etc. To know the solution to each need or desire; always with free software.
Ask to: request AT actiu.info

Contribute
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With materials: UPS, routers and network switches, hard disks and memory modules, etc.
Write to: join AT actiu.info

With work: Look the member profiles which is much needed for us.
Write to: join AT actiu.info

With money: We are normal people, and then the expenses in internet connections, IP, electricity power, travel, certain spare, ans others cost a money that we are paying together everyone, and you and the service users are included in everyone. Donate helps to breathe, and donate periodically helps to strengthen the resources network.
To give money please write to: join AT actiu.info

Incompatibilities
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The Actiu.Info infrastructure is not for these kind of people or collectives:

  • Who supports the capitalism or the people domination

  • Who supports inequality between people

  • Who supports the violence over living beings to reach an objective

  • Who attacks ecosystems or the animal rights defenders

  • Having economic sustain from others' work (subordinate workers, properties renting, capitals speculation,...)

  • Who attacks this project or others with affinity

Although all this, Actiu.info is not responsible to control over its users' activities, or over their published contents.
To comment write to: generic AT actiu.info