[Members] XSF membership: what does it mean?

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Wed Nov 5 06:07:57 CST 2008

On Wed Nov  5 11:57:57 2008, Pedro Melo wrote:
> If you are asking for attendance to the meeting as a proof of   
> commitment, then this process will fail right here, IMHO.
I'm not suggesting that anyone who now fails to attend will be noted  
as not willing to help, but it's a good way to get involved, and to  
make oneself available for things that need doing.

> 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.

I'm pretty sure - well, I'd hope - you're not the only one who  
follows what happens in those meetings carefully.

But yet we have specifications in Last Call, and almost complete  
silence - having a bunch of people reviewing them - both for  
technical content and for copy-editing and proof-reading - would be  
great, and one way to get that is for people to offer to do such  
reviews, and we can assign them to people.

Otherwise, from where I'm sitting, it's very hard to distinguish  
between an interested silence and complete apathy.

Incidentally, this isn't the only thing that needs doing, it's just  
the first thing to spring to mind. There's lots of (mostly very dull)  
stuff that probably needs doing, and could be done by a willing bunch  
off XSF members, but it's tricky to think in those terms when even  
PSA appears to think nobody is all that interested.

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