[Members] XSF membership: what does it mean?

Pedro Melo melo at simplicidade.org
Wed Nov 5 06:52:36 CST 2008

On Nov 5, 2008, at 12:07 PM, Dave Cridland wrote:

> 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.

Sure, and I hope that people who actually implemented them to speak  
up. I do of those I actually implement myself.

I can answer most emails with a "read it, didn't notice nothing  
totally wrong with this one" if that's what you are asking for, no  
problem with that. Is that what you are asking for?

> 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.

You never know. What I would like to know is this: the process of  
volunteering, is just ping peter and ask "so what dull task you have  
there that I can help with" or a more open "here is the dull todo  
list, please volunteer"?

I'm ok with either one, although I would prefer the latter.

So, Peter, I'm volunteering for dull work here. Care to share a task  
or two? Maybe keeping the "dull todo" might be the first one :).

Best regards,
Pedro Melo
Blog: http://www.simplicidade.org/notes/
XMPP ID: melo at simplicidade.org

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