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Each member is entitled to an @hacdc.org e-mail account.  HacDC shall offer hosting for @hacdc.org e-mail accounts or offer the option of forwarding to the member's chosen e-mail address.  Member e-mail shall not be archived, except as chosen by the member in a hosted e-mail account.
Each member is entitled to an @hacdc.org e-mail account.  HacDC shall offer hosting for @hacdc.org e-mail accounts or offer the option of forwarding to the member's chosen e-mail address.  Member e-mail shall not be archived, except as chosen by the member in a hosted e-mail account.
=== Ministerial E-Mail Addresses ===
These are rotating e-mail addresses forwarding to those currently holding the relevant title.  They are subscribed by default to the appropriate [[#Internal E-mail Addresses|internal organizational lists]], allowing for easier changeover of positions.
{| cellpadding="2" style="text-align:left" border="1"
|-
! E-mail address !! Aliases !! Member !! Currently Forwarding To
|-
| coordinatorinchief@hacdc.org
| (None)
| [[Coordinator in Chief]]
| [[User:Q]]
|-
| keeperofthemibs@hacdc.org
| (None)
| [[Keeper of the MIBS]]
| UNASSIGNED
|-
| financeminister@hacdc.org
| (None)
| [[Minister of Finance]]
| [[User:nickfarr]]
|-
| informationminister@hacdc.org
| (None)
| [[Keeper of the MIBS]]
| [[User:allirense]]
|-
| atlargedirector1@hacdc.org
| (None)
| [[At Large Director 1]]
| [[User:thomascrown]]
|-
| atlargedirector2@hacdc.org
| (None)
| [[At Large Director 2]]
| [[User:1057]]
|}
=== Internal E-mail Addresses ===
These addresses are the internal contact addresses within HacDC.  They are not necessarily private, though we should encourage the public to contact us through one of the [[#Organizational Contact E-mail Addresses|organizational e-mail addresses]].
{| cellpadding="2" style="text-align:left" border="1"
|-
! E-mail address !! Aliases !! Group/Person Served !! List Members !! Archived by
|-
| ministers@hacdc.org
| theministers, officers, command, thanklessjob
| [[The Ministers]]
| coordinatorinchief@hacdc.org, keeperofthemibs@hacdc.org, financeminister@hacdc.org, informationminister@hacdc.org
| Archival e-mail account
|-
| bod@hacdc.org
| theboard, ministersplustwo
| [[The Board of Directors]]
| ministers@hacdc.org, atlargedirector1@hacdc.org, atlargedirector2@hacdc.org
| Archival e-mail account
|-
| members@hacdc.org
| (None)
| [[Category:Members|The Members]]
| [[Category:Members|The Members]]
| Archival e-mail account
|-
| advisors@hacdc.org
| (None)
| [[Advisory Council]]
| Any person appointed by a Member
| Archival e-mail account
|}


=== Organizational Contact E-mail Addresses ===
=== Organizational Contact E-mail Addresses ===


Generic e-mail addresses should be lists comprised of members serving that particular function.  Each generic list should also have an archival function associated with it, either an archive e-mail address or a web archive available only to members of the list.
These are e-mail addresses that are public.  They may be used within the web page, wiki, on documents, flyers, etc. as a way for people to contact members serving that particular function.  Each generic list should also have an archival function associated with it, either an archive e-mail address or a web archive available only to members of the list.


Replies shall be handled by members from whatever e-mail address they choose to reply from.  However, '''all replies must cc: the original contact list.'''
Replies shall be handled by members from whatever e-mail address they choose to reply from.  However, '''all replies must cc: the original contact list.'''

Revision as of 18:19, 22 April 2008

This policy is meant to clarify how communications are handled at HacDC. We have an obligation to:

  • Collaborate clearly and effectively within HacDC.
  • Communicate effectively with the general public.

This policy outlines the various methods of communication necessary to facilitate the mission of HacDC.

E-Mail

E-mail is the front line of contact between HacDC and the outside world. It is also how most contact happens within the organization. The communications policy spells out how e-mail is to be used by HacDC for maximum effectiveness and mibs.

Member E-mail Addresses/Aliases

Each member is entitled to an @hacdc.org e-mail account. HacDC shall offer hosting for @hacdc.org e-mail accounts or offer the option of forwarding to the member's chosen e-mail address. Member e-mail shall not be archived, except as chosen by the member in a hosted e-mail account.

Ministerial E-Mail Addresses

These are rotating e-mail addresses forwarding to those currently holding the relevant title. They are subscribed by default to the appropriate internal organizational lists, allowing for easier changeover of positions.

E-mail address Aliases Member Currently Forwarding To
coordinatorinchief@hacdc.org (None) Coordinator in Chief User:Q
keeperofthemibs@hacdc.org (None) Keeper of the MIBS UNASSIGNED
financeminister@hacdc.org (None) Minister of Finance User:nickfarr
informationminister@hacdc.org (None) Keeper of the MIBS User:allirense
atlargedirector1@hacdc.org (None) At Large Director 1 User:thomascrown
atlargedirector2@hacdc.org (None) At Large Director 2 User:1057

Internal E-mail Addresses

These addresses are the internal contact addresses within HacDC. They are not necessarily private, though we should encourage the public to contact us through one of the organizational e-mail addresses.

E-mail address Aliases Group/Person Served List Members Archived by
ministers@hacdc.org theministers, officers, command, thanklessjob The Ministers coordinatorinchief@hacdc.org, keeperofthemibs@hacdc.org, financeminister@hacdc.org, informationminister@hacdc.org Archival e-mail account
bod@hacdc.org theboard, ministersplustwo The Board of Directors ministers@hacdc.org, atlargedirector1@hacdc.org, atlargedirector2@hacdc.org Archival e-mail account
members@hacdc.org (None) Archival e-mail account
advisors@hacdc.org (None) Advisory Council Any person appointed by a Member Archival e-mail account

Organizational Contact E-mail Addresses

These are e-mail addresses that are public. They may be used within the web page, wiki, on documents, flyers, etc. as a way for people to contact members serving that particular function. Each generic list should also have an archival function associated with it, either an archive e-mail address or a web archive available only to members of the list.

Replies shall be handled by members from whatever e-mail address they choose to reply from. However, all replies must cc: the original contact list.

The following are the current OC e-mail addresses

E-mail address Aliases General Purpose Primary Contact List Members Archived by
info@hacdc.org press, help, abuse, * General inquiries and contact, catch-all Coordinator in Chief The Ministers Archival e-mail account
web@hacdc.org www, blog, wordpress Web page design, inquiries, WordPress administrative requests Minister of Information Web Team Archival e-mail account
wiki@hacdc.org mediawiki Wiki inquiries, help, administrative requests Minister of Information Wiki Team Archival e-mail account
compliance@hacdc.org irs, dcra, dmca, theman Corporate paperwork, things we really cannot let slip by the wayside Keeper of the Mibs The Ministers Archival e-mail account

Static Organization E-mail Address

Static contact e-mail addresses should be used very sparingly for a particular justified purpose. These are actual e-mail accounts @hacdc.org. Only a relevant Minister should have access to each account.

Each key should only be considered valid if it is signed by the master HacDC GPG Key

E-mail address Aliases General Purpose Primary Contact Key ID Justification
finance@hacdc.org paypal, donations, fundraising Everything dealing directly with money Minister of Finance NO KEY YET Financial transactions and details should not be sent to a list
secure@hacdc.org gpg, pgp Anyone who wishes to securely communicate with HacDC Coordinator in Chief NO KEY YET Secure communications to be re-wrapped and sent by HacDC, Address associated with HacDC GPG key and other certificates

Project Contact E-Mail Addresses

Each ongoing project must have an e-mail address associated with it. The e-mail address may be an alias for the project coordinator, a discussion list for the project as a whole or an alias to info@ so The Ministers may be able to send project inquiries to the correct relevant parties. In any case, the status of each project contact e-mail must be documented here:

E-mail address Aliases General Purpose Alias/List/Other Primary Contact List Members Archived?
columbiaheightswifi@hacdc.org (None) Discussion list for the Columbia Heights Wireless Project. List nick@hacdc.org nick@hacdc.org Yes, Archival e-mail account

Web (Static Content)

Web (Dynamic Content)

Blog

Twitter

Livejournal

Phone

Jabber

IRC

IRC is another method of communication for HacDC. It is a great way to keep in touch or have meetings with groups of people separated by distances.

Members of HacDC (and a few Friends of HacDC) maintain the IRC channel #hacdc at freenode.org. This is the officially recognized channel where The Ministers and/or designates are expected to provide information on HacDC and discuss HacDC projects and activities.

Projects whose communities rely on IRC are encouraged to start their own IRC channels or actively participate in existing channels.

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