Technical Committee Statement of Intent

A tech committee will function to:

Define information security practices for chapter operations and ensure conformance to these practices in the handling of operationally sensitive material, the personal information of members, confidential information provided by groups working within our community, and any other material delegated to the committee by the general membership as being necessary to secure from arbitrary access.

Raise funds from membership to maintain hardware, software & IT services necessary for the operations of the chapter and its committees (e.g. domains, web hosting, email service, proprietary software for which there is no suitable free/open source alternative, authentication devices).

Continually perform threat assessment on the interests of the chapter, with a defined procedure for disclosure of (public, coalition, members, council) and response to (alteration of credentials, permissions, seizure of devices) security breaches based on exigency, as agreed to by vote of the general assembly.

Provide aid in the form of IT services, consultation & training to the larger community, locally & regionally .

Identify, test & propose technologies and services for use by the chapter membership which better facilitate democratic decision making processes and/or are free/open source. Be responsible for migrating members to those approved by the membership including transfer of credentials, training and support.

Raise funds for the provision of materials, services, training & free time for members & sympathetic organizers whose ability to participate in those activities of the chapter coordinated through electronic communication are immoderately limited by their material circumstances.