X-post: Agenda for WordCamp.org ticket scrub on September 26th

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Weekly Deputy Report: 15 – 21 September 2017

The stats for this report are taken from the weekly Help Scout reports and, as such, only reflect the activity inside Help Scout. While this covers the majority of our community work and interaction, it excludes a few things: most WordCamp mentorship discussions, all WordCamp application processing, and any interactions in Slack (Office Hours, general chatter, answering questions, etc.) – those are all handled on other platforms.

Here are the stats for this past week (15 – 21 September 2017):

This week we sent 104 emails and helped 66 individuals. Of those, 48 of the tickets were successfully resolved.

The deputies who handled those tickets in Help Scout this week are:

@adityakane
@andreamiddleton
@camikaos
@coreymckrill
@courtneypk
@hlashbrooke
@jerrysarcastic
@psykro
@chanthaboune
@kcristiano
@laryswan
@leogopal
@enigmaweb
@mariaojob
@imnok
@remediosgraphic
@_dorsvenabili

A huge thank you to all of these individuals for their hard work in supporting the WordPress community this week – especially some of the new names in there!

#deputies #report

WordCamp regulation OK/NG case study to handbook

Hello, Community Team!

I have a suggestion to add examples, (virtual) case studies, or FAQs about the WordCamp rules in the handbook. Case studies in real life or simulation questions and answers can help people understand things better.

I’m particularly concerned with “Agreement among WordCamp Organizers, Speakers, Sponsors, and Volunteers”, especially this line “don’t promote companies or people that violate the trademark or distribute WordPress derivative works which aren’t 100% GPL compatible.” There’s been discussion what “promote” means exactly.

I discussed with @mayukojpn and @nao about this.
If you think that this proposal is good, I will gather examples.

Thoughts and comments welcome.
Thank you all!

Community Team Chat Agenda | 21 September 2017

Howdy, Team!

Our bi-monthly Community Team chat is happening this Thursday, 21 September. Meeting times are 08:00 UTC and 20:00 UTC in #community-team on Slack – we use the same agenda for both meetings in order to include all time zones.

Heads up! Many of the people who usually lead discussion in these chats will be away tomorrow (including me, Hugh, and Rocio). So I’m making an open invitation for any deputy who plans to attend, to leave a comment on this post (or just speak up in the chat) if they’re willing to lead the discussion. 🙂

Agenda

  1. Deputy check-in (progress and blockers to progress)
  2. Decision making process discussion summary and proposal
    This post is still open for discussion; if you have not already commented, please do so! 🙂 Another big thanks to @francina for putting his proposal together.
  3. P2 posts:

If you have anything else to add to the agenda, please add it by commenting on this post! 🙂

X-post #ccoc meeting notes from…

X-post #ccoc meeting notes from today. Please leave all comments on the original post.

CCOC project meeting notes –19th September

GPL/Trademark primer proposal

UPDATE: It would appear this primar already exists, and already covers things that this proposal was going to manage, so please ignore this.

As more and more people become aware of WordPress and the GPL, it would be useful that the often difficult to understand legal terms of the open source license be documented in some form of GPL/Trademark primer.

primer (n) an elementary textbook that serves as an introduction to a subject of study or is used for teaching.

(I mostly posted the above because I had to look it up myself)

This was highlighted even more to me in a discussion about a WordCamp sponsor request between myself and @kristiano, where he raised the idea of a GPL/Trademark primer. As I see it the primer would serve multiple purposes, but the two that stand out the most are

  • as a way to better educate those new to the GPL
  • as a tool to be used by meetup/WordCamp vetting processes to confirm 100% GPL compliance

At the moment we have the 100% GPL Vetting checklist, this would probably serve as a companion document to that, and it might even be useful to link to sections of the primer at each step in the checklist.

I’d be happy to start writing such a document but I will need some assistance from my more experienced community members. It would also be useful to have a discussion around what format it should be in and where best to keep this primer.

Comments/suggestions/questions welcome.

 

Proposal for permanent change of word for Code of Conduct

A couple of days ago, there was a discussion on Slack #community-events about how communities in India address anti-caste discrimination for Meetups and WordCamps. Currently the word “caste” is not part of or mentioned in the Code of Conduct.

Discrimination on caste basis has been a historical problem for societies across India and much of South Asia. For example, in India there is a law against discrimination, yet bias and exclusion happens regularly. More context and information can be found at the Wiki article Caste System in India and Affrimative action.

I propose we add the word “caste” in the code of conduct wording.

The change will be from:

WordCamp CITYNAMEHERE believes our community should be truly open for everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, religion, preferred operating system, programming language, or text editor

to

WordCamp CITYNAMEHERE believes our community should be truly open for everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, religion, caste, preferred operating system, programming language, or text editor

This change will acknowledge that discrimination or exclusion on caste basis is not acceptable at meetups, WordCamps and other WordPress events. Apart from serving as a deterrent, it would empower participants of WordPress events to be able to address violations in a more formal way.

Thoughts and comments welcome.

#code-of-conduct

Weekly Updates

Hello to all our Deputies, WordCamp organizers, Meetup wranglers, and WordPress Community builders! You were probably hard at work this weekend. Tell us what you got accomplished in our #weekly-update!

Have you run into a roadblock with the stuff you’re working on? Head over to #community-events or #community-team in Slack and ask for help!

Cross posting meeting notes fromn…

Cross posting meeting notes fromn the first #ccoc meeting

CCOC project meeting notes – 5th September

Weekly Updates

Hello to all our Deputies, WordCamp organizers, Meetup wranglers, and WordPress Community builders! You were probably hard at work this weekend. Tell us what you got accomplished in our #weekly-update!

Have you run into a roadblock with the stuff you’re working on? Head over to #community-events or #community-team in Slack and ask for help!