[Linux-aus] What's happening with the Membership Committee?

Michael Cordover la at mjec.net
Mon Jun 15 15:22:58 AEST 2015

On 15 June 2015 at 13:29, Joshua Hesketh <josh at nitrotech.org> wrote:

> However, memberdb is in desperate need of an update. If we have nobody
> volunteering to implement a CRM type system for Linux Australia, and we do
> indeed still have volunteers looking at improving our membership management
> platform, then I think we should take them up on that kind offer as it'll
> be a great improvement.

You won't get any dissent from me on this.

However, I think we may be overestimating the effort involved in a CRM
implementation. My understanding is that CiviCRM meets all our membership
management requirements, it just doesn't have a voting. Is this correct?

I'd be happy to spend a couple of weekends hacking together a voting
module; it's basically the existing nominate/vote/count parts of memberdb

Until something is written and rigorously tested we can manage membership
in CiviCRM and then pull the database into a memberdb instance. There are
hooks in CiviCRM so that process is not particularly strenuous to automate
(provided we know enough about memberdb internals to update the database
directly, which I think we self-evidently do).

Someone pull me up if I'm drastically underestimating the scope of this,
but otherwise I'm happy to put my hand to at least spin up a CiviCRM test
so we can start poking at something.


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