[Linux-aus] Re-igniting the Membership Committee

Kathy Reid kathy at kathyreid.id.au
Thu Feb 11 20:54:36 AEDT 2016

Thanks AJ for the thought you've put into this, and to Neill for the 
work that you've done around this as well.

I'd be very comfortable with this approach - ie pitching for your idea 
to be developed further, with iterative proof points before an 

Are there any other people who'd be keen on being on "Team CiviCRM"?

Kind regards,

On 11/02/16 16:32, Anthony Towns wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 10:00:43AM +1100, Kathy Reid wrote:
>> I'd like to
>> reinvigorate the debate over our Membership Committee[0], Membership
>> platform[1] and related pieces[2].
> I wonder if it would work to structure this more along the lines of
> linux.conf.au bid teams, rather than as a sub-committee. ie, the council
> posts a date for bids to be in; Kathy does as civicrm demo/bid showing how
> cool it could be, maybe someone does a drupal bid/demo, and maybe Neill
> does flask/memberdb-ng bid. The council gives a few rounds of feedback
> to see how if the bids can be further improved, and then chooses the
> most promising bid (and a committee is formed at that point if needed).
> (Personally, I'm more philosophically inclined towards Neill's approach;
> but Donna pointed me at some drupal election modules which seemed pretty
> impressive, and while looking for survey software, I noticed civicrm
> actually has some and is already packaged for Debian, both of which seem
> like plusses to me)
> If people like this idea it could be implemented by the council doing
> a call for bids asking for:
>    - a bid document describing what's great about the proposed solution
>    - a public demo site where people can try things out
>    - access to the demo site's management side, so the secretary at least
>      can review that as well
>    - instructions/packages/config items/etc for how to deploy the system
>      (for public review, but more importantly for the admin team to review)
>    - and anything else that seems helpful and enlightening
> and setting deadlines of maybe "now" for interested people to get together
> and start doing things, April 4th for sending expressions of interest
> to the list/council, June 1st for initial submissions and feedback,
> and August 1st for final submissions, so a decision could be made and
> rollout begin in September or October?
> Cheers,
> aj
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