Terminology

Amboss Rampe

The brewery bar next door, famous for its traditional beer.

Circle

A term from Sociocracy 3.0 - Teams, Delegate Circles, Interest Groups or our Special Circles are circles.

Delegate Circle

See Delegate Circles. A Circle of people from all teams that make governance decisions for the domain they’re accountable for.

Domain

A term from Sociocracy 3.0 - A distinct area of influence, activity and decision making within an organization. Domains for example describe what a team is accountable for within VSHN.

Driver

A term from Sociocracy 3.0 - A driver is a person’s or a group’s motive for responding to a specific situation, especially used in our Decisions Making Process.

Governance

A fundamental term from Sociocracy 3.0 - The act of setting objectives (goals), and making and evolving decisions that guide people towards achieving them. Read more here.

Interest Group

See Interest Groups: A group of people coming from various teams solving a particular problem in the company. Interest Groups are orthogonal to teams.

ISMS

Information Security Management System of the Domain Information Security Management.

Operations

A fundamental term from Sociocracy 3.0 - Doing the work and organizing day to day activities within the constraints defined through Governance. Read more here.

Team

See Teams: The basic unit of organization in VSHN. Every person in VSHN belongs to one and only one team at any given time.

VSHN

The name of the company, pronounced like the english word "vision:" ˈvɪʒn. It’s not an abbreviation, it’s just some characters put after each other, sounding like "vision."

VSHNary

Anyone aligned with the VSHN culture.

VSHNeer

An employee of VSHN.

Tool naming

Some of our tools have really weird names. If you ever feel lost, just refer to this table.

Name Description Translation Wiki Source

Aedifex

"Secure" Docker Builder on APPUiO

GitLab

Carinik

RHOCS Metrics Exporter

GitLab

Chlaus

Miniature HTTP API to look up DNS records

GitHub

Concierge

Align your repository configuration files. Plain simple, with CI.

Concierge

GitHub¹

GitHub²

Espejo

Kubernetes object syncer

Mirror (Spanish)

GitHub

Garacho

VSHN Package Cache

Package cache

GitLab

JOSY

Custom Jira ←→ Odoo synchronizer

"Jira Odoo Sync"

K8up

Kubernetes / OpenShift Backup Operator

Kubernetes (K8s) backup

APPUiO Backup as a Service - K8up

GitHub

k8up.io

Krossa

OpenShift/Kubernetes object list splitter

Swedish for "shatter," "pulverize"

GitLab

Larawan

Automated virtual machine image builds using Packer

GitLab

Locutor

Ansible callback plugin sending important messages to chat channels

Spanish for "Speaker" or "Broadcaster"

GitLab

Martelo

Utility to take over any Linux system with little more than SSH access and "root" privileges with a custom disk image.

Hammer (portuguese)

GitLab

Mungg

Collection of Ansible playbooks & roles related to OpenShift

Marmot (Swiss German)

GitLab

Pacco

Local Puppet Vagrant environment

GitLab

Paecklichef

Downloads pending updates to local caches prior to weekly maintenance

GitLab

Pictor

Build various images for virtual machines in Docker

GitLab

Signalilo

Alertmanager to Icinga Bridge

Railway signal (Esperanto)

Alertmanager to Icinga2 Bridge Specification - Signalilo

GitLab

Ursula

Keepalived Cloud API Helper

GitLab

Vagthund

Vagthund provides utilities to monitor an OpenShift cluster

Guard dog

GitLab

Wrestic

Restic Wrapper for K8up

Restic wrapper

APPUiO Backup as a Service - K8up

GitHub

Seiso

Cleanup tool for Kubernetes

Japanese for "cleaning" (think “shine” in English)

GitHub

German/English difficulties

Sometimes the German to English translation (or vice-versa) leads to confusion.

German English

Generalversammlung / GV

General Assembly

Verwaltungsrat

Board

Verwaltungsratspräsident

Chair of the Board

Verwaltungsratsmitglied

Director

Geschäftsleitung

Management

Geschäftsführer

General Manager, sometimes also called CEO

Geschäftsleitungsmitglied

Manager