Kensie has worked with myself and some other community members to put together a proposal for better delivering Web Services to Communities.
This would restructure the delivery of services like hosting, domains and emails which are currently provided to communities.
Creating a module would provide clear authority around these services, as well as allowing communities to be equal stakeholders in what services are delivered, and how.
The module also creates accountability on the part of communities which will allow for better communication between resource owners and the groups that provide them (eg Community Ops), faster problem solving (eg downtime recovery), and impact (better supported sites are better quality sites).
Before we submit the module proposal to governance, we want to get your feedback. This document is what we think is realistic plan for implementing the module.
This document is a our vision of what the module could become once fully implemented:
Please ask us lots of questions if anything is unclear or seems wrong.