[Linux-aus] Proposal: LA cooperation with Community Code

Pia Smith greebo at pipka.org
Mon Feb 28 17:59:03 UTC 2005

Hi Matt,

On Mon, 2005-02-28 at 11:06 +1100, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> I'm placing this proposal here on behalf of the members of the Community
> Code mailing list, for discussion and general approval/disapproval by the
> members and committee of Linux Australia.  For more information on Community
> Code, see http://www.communitycode.org/wiki/moin.cgi

Looks very interesting! I'm certainly keen to see such a project get
going as it is a great way to get people involved in FLOSS projects, as
well as helping them gain valuable skills for getting work.

> Requirements from Host
> The host organisation must be willing and able to provide public liability
> insurance coverage of at least $5,000,000 to the operations of Community
> Code, as well as provide some measure of oversight to the operations of CC.

Can we get a concise description of the scope of activities? I know that
if LA was to be able to be a host, then the insurance company would need
this information.

> Oversight
> Two different models of oversight are proposed; the Host may choose
> whichever of these models it feels most benefits itself and Community Code.
>  1. The members of Community Code shall appoint amongst themselves, by their
>  	own means, a representative to the executive committee of the Host
>  	organisation, who shall act as a liaison between the executive
>  	committee of the Host and CC, providing regular reports on the
>  	activities of Community Code, and ensuring that any queries or
>  	concerns of the executive committee of the Host organisation are
>  	addressed by the members of Community Code;
>  2. The executive committee of the Host organisation shall appoint a member
>  	of it's organisation to act as the "chairperson" of the Community
>  	Code members list, and shall act as a liaison between the members of
>  	Community Code and the executive committee of the host organisation.

I would suggest one option is it can simply delegate responsibility to
the Community Code committee, as a sub-committee of LA. LA can delegate
anyone to be a sub-committee under section 21 of the constitution.
http://www.linux.org.au/about/constitution. Otherwise I would certainly
think option one would be better, as it is driven by the project.


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