Community Team update – 01-08-2019

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

Agenda and Slack logs from August 1: 11:00 UTC and 20:00 UTC.

Deputy updates

As usual, Community Team members are busy doing Meetup and WordCamp application vetting, having organiser orientations, mentoring, organising events, replying to Help Scout tickets and helping organisers in general. Team and it’s members have no blockers with their work.

Ongoing discussions

Discussion: what to do in case of irreconcilable differences
We require embracing the WordPress licensing from all meetup organizers because they do represent WordPress. Community Team deputies encountered a situation for the first time in the chapter program history, where one chapter meetup organizer is distributing WordPress derivative that is not 100% GPL. While deputies are trying to solve the situation by talking and education, Andrea started a discussion about what Community Team should do if the difference is irreconcilable. After discussion, we agreed that in that situation we remove the person from their role as meetup organizer of the group and email all members of the group, inviting a new organizer to step forward.

Proposal: clearer WordCamp and WordPress chapter meetup logo guidelines
We really have not had solid guidelines for meetup and WordCamp organizers how they can use the WordPress logo as a part of their own. Mel Choyce, Kjell Reigstad, Sarah Semark, Mark Uraine, and Tammie Lister made a proposal on what the guideline could look. There are good examples and suggestions listed on the post. The post is open for discussion before we merge the guidelines to the handbook.

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