[Members] XSF membership: what does it mean?
jehan at zemarmot.net
Wed Nov 5 04:36:48 CST 2008
Dave Cridland writes:
> As a Council member, then, I'll very happily find some work for people to
> do if they want - in fact, let's stick this on the Council agenda for
> this evening, and anyone who's offering to help with the unglamorous,
> boring grunt work of specification reviews is very welcome to show up and
> get given things to do.
> Of course, if nobody shows up, I'll assume that Jehan is wrong, and I'm
> showing a rare streak of optimism, and revert to my usual cynical self.
I am not sure to understand what you propose. Should we show up to the
Anyway on a more general matter, I think the best way of doing is not simply
"showing up" and say "hey today I am free". Because if you ask me something
I hate to do or cannot do at all, then it is useless. But do the opposite:
if ever someone has an idea, a problem, a query or so, just don't hesitate
and come ask on the list, and trust us not completely but a little to give
us responsibilities and share tasks to be done. And if someone feels that he
could handle the task, then he propose to help. Said in 2 words: be lazy!
Since yesterday, already 2 people told they had been ready to help for
specific tasks and their proposition had apparently been thrown away:
Jonathan Schleifer proposed to help to run the Jabber.org service; and I
could have helped for the database encoding issue of the website.
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