It is a suggested topic at the “Open Knowledge Network guidelines”, that is in consultation… But I think it is not matter to a simple “give feedback”, we need some discussion, to show to OKI what the OK-chapters need.
Trying to start discussion…
The most obvious is a common infrastructure… As @PJPauwels (of OK-BE chapter) showed,
this discussion forum (provided they do not lose the e-mail standard interaction)
website (the hosting and the template/Github sources with community participation)
… I would add the Wiki, it have a rule as “official chapter’s governance register”… It is where a chapter can build (in auditing and collaborative way) all its formal documentation, like an official gazette. Of course, any other software, as CKAN with some adaptations to work with Google-Docs, or register/control by Github, will be also good to the task.
… I would add also an abstract thing, “governance models” (reference models or general “templates”, with some “maturity levels” to match chapter’s life-cycles, and chapters choice to use more or less democratic mechanisms, etc.), to contractual clarity, for all internal members and all Open Knowledge Network… An OKI’s approved “menu of models”, for common “governance infrastructure”.
5*. … more tools?, more hosting space? online access to work in bigdata databases? “… there are a ton of other challenges that all from local groups to chapters face (…) Basically anything that can help a local group / ambassador / chapter / working group / lab focus on what matters and not on overhead would be amazing and a true incentive to startup a local group”, as Pieter say.