This FAQ is aimed at answering typical questions about the server and online services we have set up. We do not aim to give out a lot of specific details because some information is best kept inside our friend network.
Please note, we are not professional technology workers, we are not paid anything for our work and we do this in our spare time. We are experimenting with the idea of setting up our own autonomous digital infrastructure.
We prefer not to name them in public. However, what we can say:
The server is maintained by our hosting collective and by a group of volunteers inside FvA itself. FvA volunteers are mostly made up of "amateurs" and learning as they go. Anyone inside FvA can help out with this technical work!
We can't give any definite guarantees that this will not happen and we cannot control what the state or police services will be able to legally do. For what we can control, we are hosting with a trustworthy collective and have guidelines in place for the event of a seizure event.
Ideally, you still keep your important private conversations for offline meetings without phones in the room. You can work out with your group what you would like to talk about online and in this way minimize what is stored on the server.
Then the server will turn off and all services are not accessible. This can happen and often our hosting collective get in touch to let us know. If we know, we'll let you know. There can be a danger of data loss but most often it is not the case. In our experience, this doesn't last too long.
It is best to have a practice of using back-up tools in your group. So, for example, if you use matrix.fva.wtf to chat with each other, also have an emergency Signal group if it goes down.