[Members] XSF membership: what does it mean?

Pedro Melo melo at simplicidade.org
Wed Nov 5 05:57:57 CST 2008


Hi,

On Nov 5, 2008, at 9:52 AM, Dave Cridland wrote:

> On Tue Nov  4 22:51:11 2008, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>> We could change that. We could ask XSF members to get more heavily
>> involved in website development, running the jabber.org service,  
>> doing
>> interop testing, marketing, and so on. That would be great, if people
>> are interested. But I don't see a strong reason to limit things so  
>> that
>> only XSF members can help with any of those tasks.
> I think Jehan's point is well-made here - most of the membership is  
> probably just waiting to be asked. You might ask - and probably will  
> - why the membership isn't more proactive in finding jobs to be  
> done, but I suspect it's not laziness, but lack of direction.

A "todo.html" somewhere would help us offer our services.

> 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.

If you are asking for attendance to the meeting as a proof of  
commitment, then this process will fail right here, IMHO.

I for one, cannot attend the meetings IRL because I don't have that  
time of the day free. But I do read through most meeting notes  
afterwards, and some of the logs if a specific XEP I'm interested on  
is discussed.

But that doesn't mean I'm not interested on helping out, on the  
contrary.

So if you do have tasks that need to be done, please share them, and  
the members that are actually interested on working will offer to do  
them.

Best regards,
-- 
Pedro Melo
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