Community Team Chats – March 15th 2018

The Community Team meets twice a month, first and third Thursday, at two different times to cover different timezones.

SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at logs from March the 15th: 11:00 UTC and 20:00 UTC

Deputies Check-in

We are facing some work overload. We have lots of applications for WordCamps and Meetups (yay!) coming in every day: all the deputies are busy and we hope we can have more people in our team soon.


WordCamp Volunteer Guidelines relating to GPL

The issue is around “a person works for a marketplace that sells non-GPLGPL GPL is an acronym for GNU Public License. It is the standard license WordPress uses for Open Source licensing The GPL is a ‘copyleft’ license This means that derivative work can only be distributed under the same license terms. This is in distinction to permissive free software licenses, of which the BSD license and the MIT License are widely used examples. WordPress products. They want to help organize or volunteer at a WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more..”

In general, we would like to able to have these volunteers, as long as they don’t represent the non-GPL compliant company they work for during the event, but this seems to be difficult to implement during the event itself.

The comments are now closed and they will be summarised soon.

WordPress Community Code of Conduct Survey Draft

Final draft of the survey about the Code of conduct was presented to the team, there were no objections so the the group working on this will go on and schedule it.

WordCamp Fundraising Research

A new working group is coming up! The scope is to research the methods and practices of organizing teams that have been successful in their fundraising and then report back to the global community team with the results. The project is ongoing.

Guidelines for Speaker Thank Yous

Speaker dinners and speaker thank yous have become commonplace components of the WordCamp model. The origin of the speaker dinner was twofold: to ensure that all speakers were in town and ready to speak, and to thank them.

We discussed how we feel about a proposed guideline of the per day ticket price for speaker gifts, and other concerns or ideas.

The discussion is now closed, will be summarised soon and, if needed, new guidelines will be posted.

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