A draft RFC with respect to the definition of a Lug charter or Article of association.
The document should state:
- The definition of L.U.G
- Parameters of usage
- Definition of a member aka User
- Definition of a Lugmaster
Political process - and ratification
Signatures of agreement / Disagreement
The Definition of [[LugUK]]
As an entity; LugUK is a collection of computer hardware, software and electical services used to provide communication frameworks.
Lug.org.uk is domain name referencing a central information source. It is the portal site known commonly as LugUK.
The material items associated with LugUK are the property of the owner. An owner is defined as the entity (business, individual or other as defined in the principal locale of the service or device) whom has made provision of the service or physical device at there own cost to be used by the community to provide the infrastructure and consumables to maintain the medium of the comunication framework.
:Should there be something about notice for withdrawal of these items? Don't want people taking their ball back unexpectedly. TonyWhitmore
:JayBennie Nothing more than a polite - Thanks very much, but we need our kit/bandwidth back - my past experiance has been that people are more likly to fight to give us the stuff - the PR is brilliant for giving and not so good for taking away.would also never comment badly for withdrawal it's just not the done thing. Anyway, working with people who don't want you to use their kit or service is not something I want to work against - you'd never get me on the phone begging people to kept the kit online. I'd just ask that they would keep it online for a reasonable time (1-2 months) to allow us to transfer to an alternative location.
Definition of a Lug
- Literally Lug refers to the key words: Linux, user, group.
- As a concept a Lug is a medium to discuss social, political, technical and theoretical issues with reference generally on free and open-source software (FOSS) and specifically GNU/Linux, UNIX , UNIX varients, UNIX alternative operating systems usage.
:Also, there seems to be an ambiguity between services etc. provided to lug.org.uk and those provided to individual LUGs. Our LUG has material possesions, for example. We have purchased hubs and cables etc. No-one's taking those back! TonyWhitmore
:JayBennie In this case; the Hants Lug is specifically its own entity and hence is the owner.
:JayBennie At a local level all lugs are set up differently, and what applies to the umbrella LugUK is not nessesarily reflective of a locally defiened Lug i.e. Surrey Lug and Hants Lug are two specific entities. each can be compaired but one may have a formal consitution and have an elected strucure the other may be some people who meet in a pub once a month.
:JayBennie Do the above changes work for u?
Definition of a ''local'' Lug
- A local Lug is arranged to meet the needs of the geographically area.
- A local Lug may constitue themselves in anyway they see fit to conduct activites, such as meetings, discussions or other activities relative to that local group of people.
=== Political process and ratification === * Any document can become law within that community in the event that the significant majority of the affected persons agrees with the document. * To that end the document above can be meaningful only if the signatures representing agreement represent >=67% of the total signatures undersigned, if the last signature is dated more than one year ago the law should exprire or be re-defined. if redefined the signatures must be cleared and the document resigned.
Signatures in agreement: 1. url of digital signature on users home page, 22-sept-05 :Not everyone has a digital signature! (I assume you mean GPG) TonyWhitmore :how about a link to a photo? It simply some way to personalise a signature should it ever need to be verified JayBennie Signatures in disagreement:
I (MJRay) disagree with the above because:
Not all groups are Linux User Groups. There is at least one OSUG and some combined BSD/OSX/GNU/Linux ones.
- Majority law is mostly unnecessary for LUGs. Most of the time, we are not selecting between mutually exclusive options and any strong dissenter could cause us big practical problems.
- We are different, but we all want:
- to pass on information about free/open-source software
- to encourage relevant services or events in our area
- to help one another
- to expand our community
- Collectively we favour rough consensus and working code.
- Any position or statement is representative of its supporters only. No claim should be made to represent those who do not consent.
- If any person(s) are legally responsible for something, their decision is final, but we encourage them to compromise because of these points.