[Linux-aus] Re-igniting the Membership Committee

Kathy Reid kathy at kathyreid.id.au
Mon Feb 15 13:18:04 AEDT 2016

Agree with all of the below from Hugh.
I haven't had anyone actually say "Yes, I'd like to be on the Membership 
Committee" as yet. Do we have any takers?

Kind regards,

On 11/02/16 23:00, Hugh Blemings wrote:
> Hiya,
> Have been following this thread with some interest and I guess my take 
> is something along the lines of "A bit of Column A, Bit of Column B, 
> Bit of Column C..." :)
> To elaborate on what I think are the key points as I'd see them - and 
> I seek to do so as a member of the community in this case, not 
> speaking for the Council or President though I'm sure they all have 
> views too :)
> So;
> * The tooling we use to manage our membership is important - it should 
> meet the various technical and non technical requirements.
> * Tools should also be philosophically aligned with LA
> * Tools should be maintainable, ideally without relying on any one 
> person or organisation
> * The membership and voting tools are important for us as an 
> organisation, but not ultimately our core business.  I'd be reluctant 
> then to burn too many cycles of our wonderful but busy volunteers on 
> choosing and maintaining them.
> * The most open question on my mind is actually how many members we 
> have - a way to non-intrusively reach out to the 3000+ people in the 
> DB and ascertain their disposition towards their membership is I think 
> a priority and a relatively urgent one at that.
> * We probably need a list of requirements somewhere in all this. This 
> probably comes from the Council ultimately, but should be drawn from 
> the wisdom of the broader membership
> * I'm not sure a bid process is necessary - my gut feeling is that I'd 
> like a committee or group to form with a wide enough range of views 
> and maturity to work out among themselves what the best technical 
> solution is and recommend this :)
> There's probably other things, but that's a bit of a braindump for now.
> Cheers,
> Hugh
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