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

David Lloyd lloy0076 at adam.com.au
Mon Jun 15 18:47:06 AEST 2015


Why do we need a COMMITTEE to do this? We’re sounding like the Trade Federation and Intergalactic Senate…


> On 15 Jun 2015, at 2:52 pm, Michael Cordover <la at mjec.net> wrote:
> On 15 June 2015 at 13:29, Joshua Hesketh <josh at nitrotech.org <mailto: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 Drupalised.
> 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.
> Regards
> Michael
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