This is the start of our LoCo Membership Charter. It is the beginning of the full charter; however, consider this the "bare-boned" version.
It will grow with time -- and grow with the length of this thread and with each and every IRC meeting. We'll add to the bones, then it will begin to get flesh and eventually it will take on form
So here we go:
1. All Ubuntu South Carolina, Ubuntians, LoCo Team Members will show respect to each other at all times whether it be online or telephone (virtual) communication in any form or non-virtual communication in person.
2. All members are expected to contribute to the team, as a whole, in some way whether it be: ideas, volunteered time in some form, etc.
3. Members must attend one I.R.C. meeting every 6 months to be considered (and remain considered) an active member of Ubuntu Team South Carolina. All members and administrators are held to this standard.
3a. If special circumstances prevent your attending meetings at the proposed times, please contact an Ubuntu South Carolina administration and make alternative arrangements. We will work to accommodate your needs.
3b. A non-official meeting will take place every 2 weeks for those that wish to attend. It is not an official meeting (per say) and is thus not required for attendance.
3bb. It can, however, be substituted under the special circumstances rule (WITH PRIOR APPROVAL of S.C. admins) for the official meeting. This approval must be given within 1 week of the meeting. It is not a permanent approval and is given on a one time only basis. It must be given again if a specific issue arises again.
Please help add to these within this thread and via IRC.
If something comes up in IRC, please copy+paste the contents into this thread so other members may comment on it.
It will eventually be raised in a meeting agenda (in the next meeting, whether it be February, March, etc. etc.) for voting on by the membership base that is in attendance at the official meeting.
#3 was raised for voting in the January meeting. It passed S.C. approval. #1 and #2 are general guidelines that should be approved by any general human being
I added the sub-guidelines of #3 myself -- if anyone objects to either of them, please let me know. I think they are fair and practical. If they need to be raised in the February meeting we can raise them.
Craig Huffstetler / xarquid / xq