[Members] minutes of XSF Annual Meeting, 2009-10-06

Nicolas Vérité nicolas.verite at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 05:07:50 CDT 2009

On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 11:56, Will Sheward <will at willsheward.co.uk> wrote:
> Nicolas Vérité wrote:
>> Radomness is cool, and stability is mandatory for our core tasks.
>> We got raw manpower willing to help.
>> Why not create a team for... well let's say the bad words, something
>> like communication and marketing. But let me explain: the team that
>> will write articles in news sites and xmpp.org, the one that will
>> gather our missing contributors (the professionals and experts that
>> are not presently here).
> I seem to recall reading in old meeting minutes that there used to be a
> marketing 'team' in the XSF many years ago (I'm not sure if it was a SIG or
> a Working Group - or indeed what the difference is!).
> The main issue we've faced recently however is not 'doing things' but rather
> 'deciding what things to do'. You are right that the manpower is certainly
> there to do these tasks but first we need to decide what those tasks are,
> while also allowing for freedom of action for innovative ideas, so that the
> members can decide which of these tasks they feel capable or able (from a
> time perspective) to contribute to. So, it is good that you are giving us a
> kick up the backside to do this :-)
> Writing articles (for the XSF Blog and for other blogs and publications),
> encouraging membership applications, contributing news stories towards the
> roundup blog posts have all been siggested so far and all are good ideas.
> Maintaining the website, chasing up sponsors, maintaining an events
> calendar, organising conference events (FOSDEM and OSCON), encouraging
> members attending other conferences to do what they can to promote the XSF
> at them, maintaining a database of "xmpp friendly" journalists, bloggers and
> companies.....
> It's a long list :-)
> Will.

Let's just do it one by one for now, just focus on doing things -
obviously I agree. I'm not that interested in deciding, but more in
doing, going forward. So are some people I guess.

What we have is a working team (stpeter and me) on the XMPP Roundups,
now that the writing is more open to contributions, let's just wait
for them? I think it's better to encourage the writing of blog posts
on these roundups, because a very few people have the XSF blog or the
Planet Jabber in their RSS reader (or PubSub mechanism).

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