The Organizational Structure of Xonotic

Introduction

Behind the scenes a lot has been going on in the organization of the Xonotic project. If you’re watching git.xonotic.org, forums.xonotic.org, dev.xonotic.org, img.xonotic.org, #xonotic on irc.quakenet.org / irc.freenode.org then you probably have an idea of who has been contributing but there has been no clear definition to the public on leadership roles.

Through forum discussions and IRC chats, the core team has designed an organizational structure and appointed key individuals to positions. In the system design, we’ve tried to keep the hierarchy as low as possible. Xonotic is free open-source software and we’re interested in evolving together with freedoms in tact but too much freedom in system design can lead to nothing getting accomplished. This is why we’ve appointed the following list of people to guide the direction of the project and ensure the quality of the experience.

Team Xonotic

Core Team

The Core team consists of 6 members who discuss and vote on large project changes. This international group of leaders is a classic group of collaborators who above all else, will try and do what’s best for the game and community.

List of Coordinators

Coordinators are here to guide contributors, provide information both in and outside their area of expertise and act as liasons to the core team to ensure the most important information doesn’t go overlooked. Coordinators will be the people to ask questions to regarding their subjects. If you’re feeling lost, contact these people, their names are linked to their forum accounts.

Art

2d Art / Web

3d Art

Level Design

Music / Sound FX

Engine Code

Game Code

Marketing / PR

Legal

Note: Many of the core members are serving double roles as coordinators. This is not a considered a conflict of interests in decision making because these members are largely filling the role until someone else who fits the description can fill it.

These coordination positions are time-consuming roles that require dedication, knowledge of the area and sharpened communication skills. If you believe you can be of assistance in this area, you may contact the team at admin@xonotic.org. Don’t forget, you can still contribute in other ways without the responsibilities of a coordinator.

Other Contributors and Supporters

See dev.xonotic.org/xonotic for the most up-to-date list of contributors.

Needed positions

Community Coordinator To help organize and guide the growth of the community / street team

Writers To write articles about xonotic and related things

Ruby developers To customize redmine for the project needs

PHP Developers To write MyBB plugins for the project’s needs

Contact Team Xonotic at admin@xonotic.org

Xonotic is a free and fast-paced first person shooter for Linux, Mac, and Windows. It combines addictive, arena-style gameplay with rapid movement and a wide array of weapons. Xonotic is available under the permissive GPLv2 license. Download your copy today!

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