I agree in as much as I think there needs to be a clear avenue for new
people to get involved...and not just knowing the right person to ask
at the right time of day on IRC.
On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 12:01 PM, Roy Tennant <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I think this is yet another example of the group maturing to the point of
> needing a tad more structure. One way we can provide this is to elect a
> board that manages administrative stuff like this. But to do that we'd
> probably need some bylaws, even if not formally part of a 501c3 process. The
> bylaws would spell out board composition (number of members, who qualifies
> to serve), how they are added to the body (e.g., by popular vote by a
> defined community), their responsibilities, how long they serve, etc.
> Perhaps others will think this is too much overhead for the group, but then
> I wonder why for the last two years at conference we have voted in
> presentations on the future of this group. I think there is a growing sense
> that we've outgrown the "hey, let's just get together and do this" days.
> On 3/21/08 8:13 AM, "Jonathan Rochkind" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > So as many of you know, OSU is now hosting the code4lib.org server, with
> > the various code4lib community apps running on it. Jeremy Frumkin's
> > group hosts it, and Ryan Ordway does the heavy sysadmin lifting.
> > They're now ready to start granting other people shell access to the
> > machine to manage/admin apps. This was part of the original plan when
> > hosting moved to OSU. While Ryan provides basic sysadmining and
> > security, the intention isn't neccesarily for him to manage individual
> > apps, but instead to take advantage of interested code4lib volunteers to
> > do this--essentially how things worked before OSU hosted the code4lib
> > server. More hands means less work. (Sometimes, to an extent. :) ).
> > So the question for the community is--how the heck should Jeremy and
> > Ryan determine _who_ to give shell access to? Pre-OSU hosting, code4lib
> > was hosted by a defined group of code4libbers who chipped in for hosting
> > fees, and were the only ones who had shell access. If you wanted shell
> > access, as I understand it, you'd have to talk to them about becoming a
> > member of their 'cooperative', and they'd decide whether that would
> > happen or not. Now, with OSU hosting... what should happen? It probably
> > doesn't make sense that any Joe Schmoe that nobody's heard of can just
> > email Ryan and automatically get shell access. So ruling that out....
> > any ideas? Maybe if you want shell access to manage a particular
> > application, you email the code4lib listserv, and.... then what? Not
> > sure.
> > Jonathan