LibrePlanet:Teams/New

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If you would like to organize and lead a LibrePlanet team, this page should have everything you need to get started.


Getting Started

Before you create the team

If you are starting a local team, first navigate to your LibrePlanet Local Teams List to see if there is already a chapter in the area.

Please join global communication channels to keep all local efforts in contact.

Local Team Naming Standards

Student groups should just be LibrePlanet followed by the name of the school. Local teams can as large of an area as large as the team organizers can handle planning meeting, events, and activities for. For example, the UK Team may have a single group for the entire country, but there may also be groups for smaller areas within the country. Smaller teams are not obligated to work under larger ones. All LibrePlanet Teams should use the name of their location in their own language.

Local teams should create a mailing list and IRC channel with their ISO country code) appended to the end.

United States teams should append the two-letter US Postal Code abbreviation for the relevant state (e.g. LibrePlanet-US-MA).

Canadian teams should append the Canadian Province or Territory abbreviation for the relevant province (e.g. LibrePlanet-CA-ON, LibrePlanet-CA-PEI).

Setting up your team resources

Every team should have a space on this wiki, a mailing list, and an IRC channel. You may set up additional resources.

Wiki

When starting your team, we recommend you create a page on the wiki which can act as your homepage. See the Massachusetts Team page for an example.

Create a team wiki page here.

Ask the LibrePlanet Wiki Helpers if you need help.

Your wiki should have the following sections:

Be sure to include:

[[is entity::group| ]]<br/> [[organized around::location| ]]

and adopt the following:

[[country::Australia| ]]<br/> [[continent::Oceania| ]]

Go to the Local & Student Teams List and add your group there! Also navigate to the which your team covers, and add a main section at the top directing people to the team. See Massachusetts, USA as an example.

Badges like this one for the LibrePlanet Massachusetts team identify users using Semantic Mediawiki. Ask the LibrePlanet Wiki Helpers if you need help.

Mailing List

Mailing lists are hosted by LibrePlanet at http://lists.libreplanet.org/ and each team should have one as the main communication channel for discussion and group coordination. Email sysadmin@gnu.org to request the creation of a mailing list with the the following information and the list should be created within 2 weeks.

Note: if there is less than 6 people we consider that a mailing list is not needed for the moment. Regular mail exchange will do it.

IRC Channel

IRC is a great way for the team to have real-time discussions about the group. You should register a channel on the freenode IRC network:

  1. Register your nickname on freenode
  2. Create the channel

Starter Pack

Email sales@fsf.org for a Super Sticker Mega Multi Pack, membership cards, copies of the FSF Bulletin, and flyers!

Ideas for Projects

Make use of the Free Software Foundation's resources page for free software activists, or volunteer on one of the FSF's campaigns.

Announce the team

Making a big-as-possible announcement about the formation of your team is essential for the initial recruiting process.

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