[bestbits] [governance] IMPORTANT : Merging IGC with Best Bits
Michael J. Oghia
mike.oghia at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 05:45:16 EST 2019
Sheetal makes a great point. I also just searched for the charter, hoping
to find a full-length version of it on a blog somewhere. No luck. Does
anyone have a PDF or. .doc version somewhere?
On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 11:01 AM Sheetal Kumar <sheetal at gp-digital.org>
> Dear all,
> I would agree with those further who have noted that we should have a
> discussion informed by certain information about the history of both
> groups: why were they constituted, what are their respective
> mandates/constitutions/charters etc? As a very first step, this information
> should be clear and accessible. We should be able to compare the
> mandates/guiding principles/charters. I can't access the IGC Charter via
> the link I'm afraid, or at least I can't find it when I visit archive.org.
> Would there be another way to share it? @Ian Peter - you also mentioned an
> IGC constitution, was this different from the charter? There is a lot more
> publicly available information about Bestbits available (see
> https://bestbits.net/wiki/main/procedures/) than there is about IGC
> (indeed almost none, unless it is in the archive where I unfortunately
> haven't been able to find the information myself).
> For those who were part of the first Steering Committee of Bestbits -
> could you share more information about how it was constituted and why?
> On Wed, 9 Jan 2019 at 16:36, Jeremy Malcolm <jeremy at malcolm.id.au> wrote:
>> On 1/8/19 10:16 PM, ian.peter at ianpeter.com wrote:
>> Actually while this seemed to me the obvious way forward at first - BB
>> emerged out of IGC, so why not get back together again - on reflection
>> there are a few issues.
>> Firstly I note that the IGC website is down so I cant check things - but
>> from memory IGC had a constitution which we adopted early on which proved
>> very difficult to change, and which may not be altogether suitable for what
>> is needed now. I think this should be looked at before everyone is locked
>> into something that is unsuitable. Can someone get the website up and
>> I can't volunteer for that because whenever I volunteer to run a website
>> for a limited time I end up doing so in perpetuity, and I feel bad about
>> stopping. However, I can donate a paid virtual server for SOMEONE ELSE to
>> administer on their own. This is the one that Best Bits is using now. It's
>> paid up for about 5 years.
>> Also, as one of the original co-founders of Best Bits I do support the
>> merger, and your (Ian's) suggestion still seems to be the best one on the
>> table. There are previous Steering Committee members of Best Bits who
>> aren't as happy about it, but I don't think that a good alternative has
>> been put forward yet.
>> Jeremy Malcolm PhD LLB (Hons) B Com
>> Internet lawyer, ICT policy advocate, geek
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