Starting a new group and setting up communication and documentation channels
Groups can be formed when representatives from at least three different organizations agree on the need for one, establish a charter (see below), and apply to and are approved by the LD4 Steering group. Groups are expected to be active on a regular basis, and to officially close when their work is done. An annual report to LD4 Steering and the community is expected.
To establish a new group, create a new Google Doc in the LD4 Community drive that includes this information:
Group name and conveners
Approach: how you will work
Pointers to communication and documentation channels
Coordination with other groups (if applicable)
Submit this document to the LD4 Steering Group when it is ready to be reviewed. (You can contact the LD4 Steering Group with any questions or if you need support.) The LD4 Steering Group meets monthly. When the document is approved it will serve as the group charter.
Once approved, create the following communication channels for the LD4 Affinity Group. For the sake of visibility and openness, and to facilitate coordination and collaboration across the LD4 Community, all LD4 groups should use the following, common collaboration vehicles.