Thanks Craig for your time and effort of putting the rough minutes together.
All looks good to me. James 2008/12/7 Craig Franklin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Hi All, > > Our IRC meeting dragged out to two and a half hours, for anyone who wants > to read over what was said, I have posted the IRC log here: > > > http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Australia/2008-12-07_meeting/IRC_Log > > (note that I was about ten minutes late, if anyone has the stuff that > happened before I arrived, please add it to the top of the log) > > Basically, and strictly unofficially, the topics that were covered were: > > *MEMBERSHIPS:* > > We have had 39 people apply for membership so far, roughly ten of whom are > yet to pay their dues. Most members have paid the full amount, only a small > number have taken advantage of the concession membership. > ** > *CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP:* > > It was established that there was no provision currently for corporate > membership, and not for corporate sponsorship. It was agreed that > developing a policy concerning sponsorship (as opposed to membership) was > probably something we should get to quickly, but that discussion on that > should take place on the mailing list or at a later date. > > *UPDATE ON WEBSITE:* > > It was confirmed that all members of the chapter should have editing rights > on the chapter wiki. Accounts seem to be manually moderated (?). You can > apply at the following URL: http://wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Accounts > > *MEMBERS LIST POLICY:* > > There were some concerns about the contents of the members list being > available. It was established that it is required by law for this list to > be available, however in order to see the list, you would have to actually > apply in person to the secretary. It is not possible to get a digital copy > of the members list. It was agreed that the chance of the information being > leaked was minimal, and it was commented on that anyone concerned about the > potential for the information to be misused is not being forced to join the > chapter. It was agreed that as most WM-au events are/will be open to all > anyway, this should not stop people concerned about their privacy from > working with the chapter and helping out. > > *AGM:* > > Fourteen days notice is required for the AGM. It was agreed that getting > it done before Christmas was unrealistic, January 11 was thrown about as a > date that everyone seemed to agree to. It was agreed that this date would > need to be approved by the committee before being "official", and that the > discussion we had was not in any way binding. > > There was discussion about what voting system to use for the ctte > positions, whether it should be anonymous voting or open voting, and how it > should be conducted. It was suggested that it should be done through the > memberdb system, with the results of that election to be confirmed by a vote > at the AGM itself, but nothing solid was agreed upon. Various discussions > ensued on what the best locations in various cities would be, and the best > way to run the meeting (I think it was more or less agreed that the way we > did last time, with a party line/conference call and small meetings at each > city, was the way to go). > > *CC BOOKLET:* > ** > There was discussion on the CC booklet (see Brianna's recent email thread > to this list entitled "Announcement - publication with CCau"). Various > titles were discussed, although we couldn't come up with something great. > Editors who want to work on this project are encouraged to visit > http://wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Participatory_Culture_Primer and indicate > which sections they'd be interested in writing, or if they do not yet have > an account there, contact Brianna to express an interest in whatever page/s > they want to do. > > *ABS STATISTICS:* > > There was a brief discussion about the recent decision by the Australian > Bureau of Statistics to release "a majority" of their material under a CC > licence. We had a discussion about how this could be used to improve our > own coverage of subjects, and how we could use this decision to help > persuade other government entities to similarly release material under an > open licence. See > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Australian_Wikipedians'_notice_board#Australian_stats.2C_soon_to_be_CC<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Australian_Wikipedians%27_notice_board#Australian_stats.2C_soon_to_be_CC> > , > for those who do not know what I am talking about. > ** > *EDUCATION VISITS:* > > After a long discussion, a general approach of having one person appointed > in each state/region to approach the relevant education department to > explain what WM-au is, what we do, and that we are happy to offer talks or > whatever to teachers, was agreed upon. A lengthy discussion about the > legal requirements in each state for working with children, as well as the > difference between each state education department, ensued. It was more or > less agreed by consensus that we should concentrate our attention upon > educating teachers, rather than teaching students directly. > > *MINI-WIKI-CONF:* > > We talked about holding a small mini-Wiki conference. Those present seemed > to agree that rotating it around multiple cities (rather than holding it in > Sydney/Melbourne) every year was a good idea, Canberra was suggested as a > good place to have the first such event, due to its central location, > availability of venues, and dedicated editor community. > > ------- > > I've probably missed or skipped something here (I reinforce that these are > UNOFFICIAL observations on what happened), so if I've mischaracterised by > mistake anything that was said, please feel free to correct me. > > Cheers, > Craig > -- User:E from Wikimedia Foundation projects English Wikipedia Administrator Wikimedia Australia Member
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