I’m presumably a stakeholder and I’m also currently running the server at the moment. I am also most of the other things you described as well. I hope I’ll have more time soon to work on development.
I feel like there’s been some confusion about the scope of this - to set things straight, we’re only really concerned with the membership system at the moment (and some design work). I have had a look at other membership management systems, but the generic ones are huge, have a large attack surface, and would probably need some significant customisation work to meet our needs.
Other hackspace membership systems may be better, but given the HSF’s two-tier membership system I think they’d need a fair amount of customisation work, which it would be unlikely to be worthwhile feeding back - so we’d be likely to end up forking.
I could not be less interested in writing a custom content management system, but I don’t believe this is our first priority anyway.
I would say “we’re only concerned with the membership system” isn’t quite true… At least it feels like we need a bunch of docs somewhere that explain who we are, why we are etcetc… that we can point newcomers at…
Tho I guess that can link through to existing docs on github for now… It might confuse some people though, and wouldnt have consistent ui…
Easiest to bung on a thing for displaying/linking markdown ?
(does this thing thread - I hit reply on Russ’ post)
Have released some minor changes to the current placeholder website - focusing on rendering the List of Spaces from the master google spreadsheet. The process is a quick’n’dirty hack, but at least we don’t need to manually sync the two lists anymore.