[Linux-aus] MemberDB is a great short term solution, but we need a broader rethink

Mark Ellem mark at colmiga.org
Fri Jan 16 14:07:20 AEDT 2015

A potential feature that could be looked at in the scope is a
possibility of offering user groups a way of having an 'instance' where
they could manage their membership affairs as a service of LA.

Either that or look at making a new membership database solution usable
for a user group. Our local user group, HUMBUG, would love to have such
software as we have not been able to find anything that suits.

If you need any support I would be happy to help.

Mark Ellem

On Fri, 2015-01-16 at 15:46 +1300, Michael Cordover wrote:
> On 16 January 2015 at 14:39, Kathy Reid <kathy at kathyreid.id.au> wrote:
> > While this is a great short term solution, I think we should (in parallel)
> > discuss and debate a MemberDB replacement, likely something like CiviCRM.
> > This is a bit more work and effort, but I think would have good long term
> > returns, and address the pressing need for targeted member communications.
> On this, I think it would be useful to do some project scoping - not
> just around membership, but around all of the web-based systems we are
> thining of upgrading. I know there's also been talk of a zookeepr
> upgrade/rewrite. There are also probably other needs we should be
> considering: other LA events, potential lobbying/other LA activities,
> grants, Mailman 3 integration, Hurd compatibility etc etc etc.
> The first step here would be wishlisting *everything*, and then
> scoping it down into actual projects, then commencing work. Strategic
> planning, yo.
> Michael
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