[Members] Minutes of annual XSF meeting 2010-10-25

jehan at zemarmot.net jehan at zemarmot.net
Wed Nov 3 14:58:40 CST 2010


Hi,

On Tue, 02 Nov 2010 11:05:35 +0000, Dave Cridland <dave at cridland.net>
wrote:
> On Tue Nov  2 10:53:08 2010, Alexander Gnauck wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 22:10, Ilya Braude <ilya at drakontas.com>  > wrote:
>> > I agree with bear.  The XSF needs to present a professional  > public face,
>> > especially about something as serious as board and council  > elections.  This
>> > is particularly important as the XSF tries to attract new members  > and
>> > quality candidates for the board and council in future elections.
>> > I agree there as well.
>> > I do like a good joke, and I do generally prefer a light-hearted  approach, but this isn't really the time, unfortunately, so I, too,  agree with Mike and Ilya.
> 
> 
>> and thanks to Jehan for writing up the post. I really appreciate  > your work.
> 
> Absolutely.
> 
> Jehan, can you draft a more sober version of this, and can someone 
> put it up?
> 
> Dave.

Below the more serious version. There is no joke anymore, though the
style is still light I think. I hope that's enough, because if a fully
"corporate" is somewhat difficult (though not impossible if you really
want this) to me.

«
As a reminder, the <a
href="http://xmpp.org/about-xmpp/xsf/the-xsf-board-of-directors/">XSF
Board</a> is the entity socially representing the <acronym title="XMPP
Standards Foundation">XSF</acronym>, particularly in business relations.
The <a href="http://xmpp.org/about-xmpp/xsf/the-xsf-council/">XSF
Council</a> is its technical counterpart, evolving and approving
<acronym title="XMPP Extension Protocol">XEPs</acronym>, after careful
discussions and reviews through our many <a
href="http://xmpp.org/participate/discuss-xmpp/">discussion
media</a>, by our technical readers, whereas they may be XSF members or
not, renowned experts or students, or you.

<a
href="http://xmpp.org/2010/09/board-and-council-elections-2010/">Elections
for the 2010-1011 term</a> of both entities has taken place this 25th
of October 2010.

As a result ,the XSF Board keeps all the same four individuals as the
previous year: Jack Moffit, Florian Jensen, Will Sheward and Nicolas
Verité. Mike Taylor will complete this Board for the first time.

On technical side, four out of five XSF Council members are renewing
their position as well: Kevin Smith, Matthew Wild, Ralph Meijer and
Nathanael Fritz. Additionally we welcome back Matthew Miller — not a
first-timer on this position as he already served three consecutive
years (from 2003 to 2006).

Whereas we don't have anyone to regret from the 2009-2010 Board, we
would like to thank for their good work those who left their place from
the previous Council:
<dl>
<dt>Dave Cridland</dt><dd> who actually resigned — because of lack of
time — the first of march 2010 after 2.5 years serving the XSF in the
Council, but still remaining an active actor of the Foundation.</dd>
<dt>Remko Tronçon<dt><dd> who did not re-apply after one year serving
the Council and some nice achievements, in particular as a co-writer
with Peter Saint-André and Kevin Smith of <a
href="http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596521264/">XMPP: The Definitive
Guide</a>.</dd>
</dl>
Thanks to both of you!

Let's wish a good year to the new Board and Council, to the XSF and all
its members, to XMPP and its users and to healthy Internet
Standardization.
Because it is written on the web page: we provide real-time
collaboration. Yet our collaboration begins here, far before deciding
the shape that should take tiny bits for the networks to carry: simply
by participating in the XSF — in any role — for the sake of better
Standards, but even more in the end, for you.
»

Bye.

Jehan


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