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

bear bear42 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 29 19:07:20 CST 2010


On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 19:58,  <jehan at zemarmot.net> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Fri, 29 Oct 2010 18:18:58 -0400, bear <bear42 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Jehan,
>>
>> I think we would love that kind of help - why don't you draft what the
>> post would be so we can use it as your "review" :) and I will post it.
>>
>
> Ok. I wrote this, hope this is ok:

I like it overall, the only comment I would make is that since this is
a more formal meeting minutes announcement, you may want to remove
some of the more light-hearted prose - but I will wait for anyone else
to chime in as I may be in the minority.

But yes, great first draft - i'll reread it after dinner for anything
I missed in my initial quick look.

>
> «
> Thus the XSF <a
> href="http://xmpp.org/about-xmpp/xsf/the-xsf-board-of-directors/">Board</a>
> and <a
> href="http://xmpp.org/about-xmpp/xsf/the-xsf-council/">Council</a>
> members for 2010/2011 <a
> href="http://xmpp.org/2010/09/board-and-council-elections-2010/">shall
> be elected</a> this 25th of October 2010. And so they were.
>
> As a reminder, the Board is the entity representing externally the
> <strong>XMPP Standards Foundation</strong>, in particular in business
> relations. As for the Council, its members approve the <em>XMPP
> Extension Protocols</em>, after having carefully discussed them on our
> many <a href="http://xmpp.org/participate/discuss-xmpp/">discussion
> media</a> and listened to the opinions of our technical readers, whereas
> they may be XSF members or not, renowned experts or students, or even
> you, behind your screen.
>
> So who are our brand new representatives? Hey, not that new actually,
> as the XSF Board keeps all the same four individuals as the previous
> year — Jack Moffit, Florian Jensen, Will Sheward and Nicolas Verité —
> and welcomes additionally Mike Taylor for his first time ever on this
> role.
>
> On technical side, four out of five XSF Council members are as well
> simply keeping their role: Kevin Smith, Matthew Wild, Ralph Meijer and
> Nathanael Fritz. We still welcome Matthew Miller, as for him definitely
> not a first-timer on this position as he served three consecutive years,
> long ago, in a time where dinosaurs were ruling the world (2003 to
> 2006).
>
> Whereas we don't have anyone to regret from the 2009-2010 Board
> (because they all remained, not because they were such craps. Follow me,
> would you?); from the previous Council on the other hand, we would like
> to thank for their good work those who left their place (still remaining
> active members):
> <dl>
> <dt>Dave Cridland</dt><dd> who actually resigned the first of march
> 2010 after 2.5 years serving the XSF in the Council. Lack of time was
> the reason. One would say he wanted to spend more time with his family,
> as a responsible husband, while he actually admitted he had work to do
> related to some dead protocols… email and http. Nobody is perfect.</dd>
> <dt>Remko Tronçon<dt><dd> who did not re-apply after one year serving
> the Council and some nice achievements, like co-writing with Peter
> Saint-André and Kevin Smith the soon best-seller <a
> href="http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596521264/">XMPP: The Definitive
> Guide</a>.</dd>
> </dl>
> Thanks to both of you!
>
> And now, enough for the regrets and the cry. Let's focus on future and
> wish the new Board and Council <del>chance</del> success into
> enlightening the XSF and XMPP in the hard Internet Standards jungle.
> 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.
> »
>
>> I'm thinking unless you write as bad as I do, it will quickly lead to
>> you joining the Comm Team ;)
>
> So was it too bad? :-/ I am listening to any comments, especially as I
> am not a native English speaker.
>
> The page listing the board and council members as well should be
> updated as well, by the way.
>
>> anyone think this is a horrible idea?
>
> Anyway too late, I did my draft now.
> And now I need to get some sleep. It is already the morning, the sun is
> high in the sky, and I didn't sleep tonight.
> Bye.
>
> Jehan
>
>> On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 18:04,  <jehan at zemarmot.net> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> do you need an additional editor for the xmpp.org news? I might help
>>> for this kind of stuff if that's good for everybody.
>>>
>>> Jehan
>>>
>>> On Sat, 30 Oct 2010 00:12:45 +0200, Nicolas Vérité
>>> <nicolas.verite at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Good idea. Who can draft that?
>>>> Le 2010 10 30 00:04,  a écrit :
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>
>>>>> couldn't a news be written on the xmpp.org [2] main page? That's the
>>>> kind
>>>>  > of stuffs which would really benefits the XSF. Communicate more...
>>>>> See you!
>>>>>
>>>>> Jehan
>>>>>
>>>>> On Tue, 26 Oct 2010 09:51:05 +0200, Alexander Gnauck
>>>>>  wrote:
>>>>  >> The log of the meeting is here:
>>>>>> http://logs.xmpp.org/xsf/101025/ [4]
>>>>>>
>>>>>> The agenda is here:
>>>>>>
>>>> http://xmpp.org/about-xmpp/xsf/meeting-minutes/xsf-member-meeting-2010-10-25/
>>>> [5]
>>>>  >>
>>>>>> 1. Call for Quorum
>>>>>>
>>>>>> A quorum was established via proxy voting. 40 members were voting
>>>> by
>>>>>> proxy via memberbot.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 2. Items Subject to a Vote
>>>>  >>
>>>>>> Topic 2a. Board Election
>>>>>> Topic 2b. Council Election
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Topic 3. Opportunity for XSF Members to Vote in the Meeting
>>>>>>
>>>>>> No members voted during the meeting, since all members in
>>>> attendance had
>>>>  >> previously voted via memberbot.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Topic 4. Announcement of Voting Results
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Topic 4a. Board Election
>>>>>>
>>>>>> APPLICANT YES NO %
>>>>>> Jack Moffit 38 2 95
>>>>  >> Florian Jensen 37 3 92,5
>>>>>> Will Sheward 37 3 92,5
>>>>>> Mike Taylor 33 7 82,5
>>>>>> Nicolas Verite 22 18 55
>>>>>> Guillaume Le Gales 20 20 50
>>>>>>
>>>>>> The new XMPP Board consist of Jack Moffit, Florian Jensen, Will
>>>>  >> Sheward, Mike Taylor, Nicolas Verite
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Topic 4b. Council Election
>>>>>>
>>>>>> APPLICANT YES NO %
>>>>>> Kevin Smith 37 3 92,5
>>>>>> Matthew Wild 32 8 80
>>>>>> Matthew Miller 30 10 75
>>>>  >> Ralph Meijer 26 14 65
>>>>>> Nathanael Fritz 24 16 60
>>>>>> Tobias Markmann 19 21 47,5
>>>>>> Waqas Hussain 18 22 45
>>>>>> Abhinav Singh 8 32 20
>>>>>>
>>>>>> The new XMPP Council consist of Kevin Smith, Matthew Wild, Matthew
>>>>  >> Miller, Ralph Meijer, Nathanael Fritz
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Congrats to our new Board and Council.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 5. Any Other Business?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> a) voting process for Board and Council elections
>>>>  >> Kevin Smith raised an issue with the current voting process where
>>>> you
>>>>>> have only 5 Yes votes for all Council applicants. It would be
>>>> possible
>>>>>> when we have some very strong candidates that the other candidates
>>>>  >> don't reach 50% Yes votes required by our bylaws and we can't fill
>>>> all
>>>>>> 5 Council seats. The same applies to the Board. We will discuss
>>>> this
>>>>>> further on the memberlist and have to decide how we proceed before
>>>> the
>>>>  >> next board & council vote
>>>>>>
>>>>>> b) new webpage
>>>>>> Currently we serve content on the old and the new pages. This
>>>>>> confuses visitors. We will move all content to the new page ASAP
>>>> and
>>>>  >> setup all redirects. More disussions about this on the comm team
>>>> list.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 6. Formal Adjournment
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>> Alex
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Links:
>>>> ------
>>>> [1] mailto:jehan at zemarmot.net
>>>> [2] http://xmpp.org
>>>> [3] mailto:gnauck at ag-software.de
>>>> [4] http://logs.xmpp.org/xsf/101025/
>>>> [5]
>>>> http://xmpp.org/about-xmpp/xsf/meeting-minutes/xsf-member-meeting-2010-10-25/
>>>
>>>
>
>



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