[Linux-aus] LA co-branding proposal
aj at erisian.com.au
Mon Jan 11 12:58:49 AEDT 2016
On Fri, Jan 08, 2016 at 11:47:54PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> I thought it might be interesting to write up my idea for an alternative
> to rebranding LA as something more like an action plan, rather than just
> a concept .
Hey, apparently it was interesting! Yay!
In that case, it's probably also interesting to see if/how that aligns
with Kathy's "Inflection Point" action items. Here's how I think that
This becomes "co-brand", with a totally different implementation
* "replace memberdb with civicrm"
Kathy's nomination spiel proposes a membership subctte to "drive
changes to the existing platform"; the "rabid fanatics" would
presumably want to be involved in that as part of "experimenting
with membership levels" to some degree, but I think it's otherwise
* "upgrade the organisation's website"
I think this is semi-independent; while the "rabid fanatics"
work on upgrading opensource.org.au, others can work on upgrading
linux.org.au. I don't know if this interacts with potentially
using CiviCRM though.
* "move content responsibilities from web team to media and comms team"
I think this is independent in the short term -- since the "rabid
fanatics" are using a new/different website anyway. Maybe in the
long term maybe it means "content creation" becomes something
subcttes do for the subctte's purposes, rather than there being
a generic content/web/media/comms team though.
* "re-institute the Awards program"
Potential overlap with member endorsements
* "call for volunteers"
"rabid fanatics" would need to have members to be a subctte
* "campaign to increase membership from younger people and students"
experiments with membership might increase the benefits of
membership; which would be pretty compatible with a promotional
* "move hosting" is unaffected
* "merge the admin / mirror / web teams" is unaffected
* "stakeholder engagement map" is unaffected
* "hire a part-time resource" is unaffected
I think the only other point of intersection is between "Should the
organisation charge for Membership? No." and "experiment with membership
levels, eg accepting annual donations / maybe accept corporate
>  Historical references:
> - http://lists.linux.org.au/pipermail/linux-aus/2013-January/020319.html
> - http://lists.linux.org.au/pipermail/linux-aus/2013-January/020330.html
>  ...
> Meanwhile, the "rabit fanatics" is one such group, [...]
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