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Tails, a portable operating system that protects your privacy and avoids censorship, is looking for a Linux generalist to strengthen our Foundations Team. The Foundations Team is responsible for maintaining the core Tails system.
Tails is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower people worldwide by giving out an operating system that protects from surveillance and censorship.
We make digital security tools accessible to everyone, whenever they need it: activists, journalists, freedom fighters, and ultimately, you, whenever you need extra privacy in this digital world.
The Tails project was started in 2009 and has now more than 25 000 daily users.
We put our users first, not profits.
All our work is published as Free Software and we work closely with related projects (Debian, GNOME, Tor, etc.).
We are a small team that values transparency, autonomy, and horizontal decision-making.
We are a fully remote team and our team members can work from anywhere they want around the world. We have workers in 8 different countries.
People work for Tails full-time, part-time, or as consultants.
If you like flexibility, Tails is a place for you.
We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. We have a transparent compensation scheme where everybody enjoys comparable pay and benefits.
You are a Linux generalist who likes analyzing and solving technical problems in many different areas of a GNU/Linux system.
You will join our Foundations Team, whose many responsibilities are divided among its members. We do not expect any single member to take all these responsibilities themselves — it’s a team effort!
Our main activity is what we call “plumbing”: gluing things together without necessarily understanding in depth every individual part.
You can dedicate at least 16 hours a week to Tails, although 20 hours a week or more award bonus points.
You will primarily use asynchronous communication channels to work remotely with other Foundations Team members and Tails people, who live across different time zones and have various degrees of involvement. We will meet in person a few times every year and will try to coordinate and remotely work together at the same time.
You will be part of the Tails community, that includes paid workers and volunteer contributors. Together we are in charge of maintaining not only an operating system, but also this community. Together, we will discuss, design, and implement changes about various social and organizational aspects of the Tails project.
We encourage you to apply if you:
Given how Tails work is organized, you will:
If you are part of a group that is under-represented in Free and Open Source Software communities, we particularly encourage you to apply. We acknowledge that our project and team are not as diverse as we would like them to be. We understand that we’re part of the problem. We want to be part of the solution.
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