Web Site Committee Motion
I, Frank Warmerdam, move that a "Web Site Committee" be designated to manage the foundation web site and related resources. The initial committee membership shall include:
- Daniel Brookshier (chair)
- Howard Butler (email@example.com)
- Fred Warnock (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Perry Nacionales email@example.com
The web site committee has responsibilities to:
- maintain and update the foundation web site.
- recommend appropriate website technologies (ie. wiki)
- decide and implement a site wide style guideline.
- support foundation projects in use of portal technologies and common style.
- adding and removing committee members as needed.
- report back to the board (via Chair) to the board monthly on activities and issues.
- pursue translation of portions of the site into other languages.
- The web site committee should operate a public mailing list for discussing changes so that non-members can make recommendations, and follow discussions.
- Major decisions (ie. wiki tech, web site styling) should be forwarded to the board.
- The web site committee should not "create foundation policy". That is, (non-website) policies of the foundation should be decided by the board, and published by the web site committee. The committee can produce new documents that reflect existing policy or are non-controversial in nature.
- All members of the committee should have SVN access to update the web site.
- The committee does not have control of web pages for foundation projects with the exception of pseudo-projects like "board.osgeo.org" and such that are still core foundation activities.
Additional Notes on the Collabnet infrastructure
There are four key areas of the site to be managed:
- The home page, header, footer, left nav, and right community news column. This should also include all content related to the site, education, and foundation documentation.
- The left nav for project pages.
- General domain administrations and settings.
- The OSGeo Wiki