[wp-edu] Educational Focused WordCamp?

Jay Collier jay.collier at thecompass.com
Fri Sep 10 00:33:51 UTC 2010

While we're discussing these important topics of purpose and identity, I also wanted to bring up governance. From experience, I believe a little forethought goes a long way later on that ;)

The site we're discussing may eventually have real value -- collegial as well as financial -- and we probably want to avoid the challenges of split or unclear ownership. (I can think of a CMS where an individual has copyrighted its name and an organization owns the rest.) 

I'd like to suggest that this site be public, with no restricted content, and that all content submitted to the site (other than Fair Use excerpts) be owned by its creator, with a perpetual Creative Commons Share Alike license. Finally, I'd like to suggest that all intellectual property (such as domain names and hosting accounts)  be held by a trusted entity. 

To do some of the things already being discussed, such as aggregation a la wpmued.org, there are costs -- my experience is that commercial plugins are the best options in some cases. Not much cost, but they add up. So, we should consider a way to accept minimal donations (in kind or money) in a way that respects the donor.

My 2 cents. Thoughts?


On Sep 9, 2010, at 6:20 PM, Jane Wells wrote:

> On 9/9/10 6:15 PM, Helen Hou wrote:
>> It’s true, saying “double you pee dash ee dee you” is awkward, but I think it might be the more appropriate option in that it doesn’t limit to MU or WordPress as a learning tool (and also parallels this mailing list name nicely!)
> For the record, there is no more MU. The multisite features are now part of core WordPress. Anyone still using MU should really upgrade to get the 3.0 CMS features.
> j

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