[Members] Consultants

Matthew A. Miller linuxwolf at outer-planes.net
Tue Jul 26 14:56:18 UTC 2011

I think most of my opinions below have been previously stated, but I'll reply anyway (-:

On Jul 25, 2011, at 10:17, Dave Cridland wrote:

> I've been asked today for someone I can recommend for consultancy, again. As usual, my first step was to think of people I know whose skills fit, and who might be available, and it got me thinking...
> 1) We have lists for clients, servers, and libraries - should we have one for consultants, too?

Seems like a fine idea, as long as we have disclaimer language (e.g. "these individuals are not endorsed or certified by the XSF").

> 2) If we did, should this list be restricted to members who are available for consultancy? (A perk of membership, if you like).


> 3) Or, should we have a directory of members, which could list people as consultants, provide links to businesses and projects, as well as providing contact details for members?

I think a separate opt-in list would make it clearer just who is available for consulting work and who isn't.

> (FWIW, this was also partly sparked by my realisation that although I've an XSF group in my roster, it has only 35 people in, instead of everyone).

Sounds like we need shared rosters (-:

- m&m

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