[Linux-aus] Re-igniting the Membership Committee

Sae Ra Germaine s.germaine at gmail.com
Mon Feb 15 14:07:33 AEDT 2016

I'm keen!


Sae Ra

On 15 February 2016 at 13:18, Kathy Reid <kathy at kathyreid.id.au> wrote:

> 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,
> Kathy
> 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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