[Members] XSF membership: what does it mean?

David Banes dbanes at cleartextsystems.com
Wed Nov 5 15:33:53 CST 2008

One advantage formalizing working groups has is that it gives everyone  
a hub to attach to and spin around. Even though it's trendy to  
collaborate in a more informal fashion many people still respond to a  
more structured approach.

In our work at the IIA (www.iia.net.au) we find that formally  
'launching' a VT (Virtual Task force) gives the task a kick and  
attracts more attention amongst the large membership.


On 06/11/2008, at 5:50 AM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:

> Boyd Fletcher wrote:
>> I would like to see a more formal process (i.e working
>> groups/committees) to work some of the more complicated issues like
>> whiteboarding, audio/video, etc...
> We have dedicated discussion lists and chatrooms for some of these
> topics. For example I think that the jingle@, bosh@, and pubsub@ lists
> at xmpp.org have resulted in more focused discussion of those topics.
> I've also been working hard to provide individual introductions among
> all the Jingle developers I know so that they know who they can work
> with (comparing notes, sharing experiences, doing interop testing,  
> etc.).
> I fail to see how formal working groups will enable us to achieve more
> than informal networking, collaboration, and discussion have done.
> Peter
> -- 
> Peter Saint-Andre
> https://stpeter.im/

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