Nettipartiolaiset ry is a Finnish scouting association founded in 1998 to further scouting activity on the Internet. In practice the main activities are maintaining a server to offer services for scouting purposes and supporting the Jamboree On The Internet event in Finland. The association's personal members can be recognized by their email@example.com email aliases. Nettipartiolaiset ry has been an B member of the Finnish Scouts and Guides since 2007.
The association's activities are funded by collecting member fees and service fees from the users.
Partio.net is an Internet service maintained by Nettipartiolaiset. It offers email aliases, mailing lists and Web hosting with database support for Finnish scouting associations and events. Currently partio.net consists of one server.
Nettipartiolaiset hosts many projects' and events' Web sites, including (but not limited to)
- Most of the wikis in ScoutWiki Network,
- Nettipartiolaiset ry itself,
- Finnish JOTI service,
- Local groups' Web site contest,
- The Scouting Dictionary.
Nettipartiolaiset is in co-operation with Pääkaupunkiseudun Partiolaiset ry providing its trustees with papa.partio.net email aliases, among other services.
Board of 2008
- Chairman Sami Kiesiläinen
- Vice Chairman Antti Kontiainen
- Secretary Paula Meuronen (deputy member of the board)
- NJO Matti Hirvonen
- Emilia Paronen
- Juha Mäenalusta
- Membership register admin Anita Isokääntä (deputy member of the board)
- Pia Aalto (deputy member of the board)
- Jyri-Petteri Paloposki (deputy member of the board)
Nettipartiolaiset ry was founded 1. March 1998 on a brown couch in Pihlajamäki, Helsinki. Reasons for founding the association were at least organizing the community formed at #Partio@IRCnet IRC channel, purchasing the partio.net domain name, organizing official JOTI events and furthering netscouting nationwidely. Founding members were (in the order of signatures):
- Satu Kokko (former Kuisma)
- Salla Vehma (former Heiman)
- Päivi Forsblom (former Laitinen)
- Pasi Forsblom
- Sami Kiesiläinen
- Rauli Wihinen
- Kaisa Lötjönen
- Paula Meuronen
- Kimmo Valkonen
- Olavi Ylänen
- Juha Haapakangas
- Antti Kontiainen
- Riina-Mraia Marttanen (former Juntunen)
- 1998 – 2000 Satu Kuisma
- 1. January – 3. May 2001 Kimmo Vääriskoski
- 9. June 2001 – 2002 Liina-Maija Raittila
- 2003 – 2005 Otto Vehviläinen
- 2006 – present Sami Kiesiläinen
The first Nettipartiolaiset server was a borrowed 80386 computer, that hummed for some time in the premises of a scouting friendly company.
Server names in chronological order: