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 SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at logs from August 1: 11:00 UTC and 20:00 UTC.

Deputy updates

As usual, Community Team members are busy doing MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on will help you find options in your area. and 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. 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% 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.. 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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