[Linux-aus] What's happening with the Membership Committee?
neill at ingenious.com.au
Sun Jun 14 11:47:59 AEST 2015
I was one of the people who volunteered to work on updating memberdb, but I
have not really done much beyond some initial investigation.
I am willing to do some work on memberdb, but I have very little in the way
of PHP or Drupal skills.
My initial plan was to provide a REST API to the existing database, with a
back end written in python, probably building on top of flask.
If that work would be useful to the council, I'd be happy to contribute. If
CiviCRM is the direction the the council decided to go I don't think I will
be able to contribute much to the effort.
I too had been a bit optimistic about just how much spare time I would
actually have, so I have to apologise for not progressing this faster.
Whatever LA decides I'm happy to offer whatever help I can, but to be
honest if it's Drupal/CiviCRM that's largely going to consist of best
On Sun, Jun 14, 2015 at 8:27 AM, Kathy Reid <kathy at kathyreid.id.au> wrote:
> Fair call.
> IMHO, patching MemberDB is not where LA should be focussing effort - I
> strongly believe LA needs a full CRM like CiviCRM .
> All good organisations need different thinking to catalyse direction ;-)
> So, I think we probably need a strategic call from LA here - patch
> MemberDB or go for something like CiviCRM?
> My recommendation is that LA is now large enough, and has big enough
> communications needs that it makes sense to go for something like CiviCRM.
> We don't homebrew the website anymore - we use an established platform. It
> no longer makes sense to homebrew the membership platform. CiviCRM also
> sits on top of Drupal, meaning that platform change at the website level
> wouldn't be needed. But Mikal is right, this would need to be scoped - and
> it's a big piece of work - but one in the long run I think is very valuable.
> My availability is pretty shot until Feb 9th 2016.
>  https://civicrm.org/
> On 14/06/15 07:49, Michael Still wrote:
>> So, my understanding was that we offered in the AGM to update memberdb
>> to not be quite so bad. That got turned into a replacement CRM
>> project, which meant several of the people involved no longer felt
>> they had the skills to actually progress the effort. We have therefore
>> To be completely honest, I feel like I mis-estimated how much spare
>> time I'd have this year, and I don't think I have the bandwidth to
>> provide a meaningful contribution to this effort. So, a subcommittee
>> is a good idea, but I feel we might need to go and work out who would
>> be able to serve on it first.
>> On Sat, Jun 13, 2015 at 2:52 PM, Kathy Reid <kathy at kathyreid.id.au>
>>> There was some talk a few months ago  of having a Membership
>>> for LA, looking at replacing or enhancing MemberDB. This was a great move
>>> forward - MemberDB is end of life.
>>> Has this progressed at all and are folks ihere nterested?
>>> If so I will formally propose a motion to Council to form this
>>> Kind regards,
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