[Members] [board] 27 Feb 2013 Meeting Minutes

Mike Taylor bear at bear.im
Thu Feb 28 17:21:00 UTC 2013


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On 02/28/2013 06:01 AM, Simon Tennant wrote:
> I'm very diappointed about the lack of GSOC this year.
> 
> I'm a little surprised that we are counting GOSC mentors - I wasn't
> aware of a call for mentors and surely they would be coming out of
> the different projects that have successful applicants.

It wasn't a specific call for anything, just for who is interested in
GSoC - partly to get people who are self-directed enough to respond
without being poked because being active in GSoC is a multi-month
commitment.

Right now there is not enough interest but please do prove me wrong
(I'm saying that politely and not as a finger-poke-in-the-chest way.)

Currently the list on the wiki is 4 people long if you don't count me.
 If we find that more folks are interested then yes, I can be the org
admin but I lack the time to be a mentor herder (which in the past has
been required for some mentors.)


> 
> S.
> 
> 
> On 27 February 2013 22:05, Mike Taylor <bear at bear.im> wrote:
> 
> On 02/27/2013 04:02 PM, Steffen Larsen wrote:
>>>> ohhh to bad about the GSoC.. I actually wants to help out
>>>> with guidance, code reviews etc.. Is it still too late? How
>>>> many are enough?
>>>> 
> 
> we had a couple people who could help admin and only 1 or 2 who
> would be mentors, to do it properly we would need 6 to 8 people for
> mentors so that we would have enough projects to get 3 to 4
> students we would end up with.
> 
> So we were not even close to be honest, what I would suggest is to 
> work with the Prosody or Python folks (both of which who will have
> XSF people involved in their projects.)
> 
> 
>>>> /Steffen
>>>> 
>>>> On Feb 27, 2013, at 7:30 PM, Mike Taylor <bear at bear.im>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> XSF Board Meeting 2013-02-27 xsf @ muc.xmpp.org 
>>>> http://xmpp.org:5290/muc_log/muc.xmpp.org/xsf/120227
>>>> 
>>>> Attendees: Florian Jensen Mike Taylor Ashley Roach
>>>> 
>>>> Absent Arc Riley Jason Frankel
>>>> 
>>>> Topics
>>>> 
>>>> please read the logs for the details and nuances
>>>> 
>>>> FOSDEM Followup - Please update the FOSDEM Checklist 
>>>> http://wiki.xmpp.org/web/FOSDEM_Checklist
>>>> 
>>>> Officer selection - we started off saying that we needed to
>>>> send emails to the current Officers asking them if they want
>>>> to remain and during the meeting Alex and Peter both offered
>>>> to continue. - we need to find a Treasurer, Mike is going to
>>>> talk to some people who are familiar with US rules and doing
>>>> accounting for a living to see if they are interested, if not
>>>> then we need to start looking for someone.
>>>> 
>>>> GitHub TOS - this became a non issue as everyone realized
>>>> that GitHub will be a read-only mirror, so now it's a
>>>> non-issue :)
>>>> 
>>>> GSoC - After having given folks the opportunity to register
>>>> their interest in helping with the 2013 GSoC, we have
>>>> determined that we do not have enough interest that would
>>>> allow the XSF to properly give the students the attention and
>>>> focus that they deserve and require.  Mike will be sending an
>>>> email explaining this to the list later.
>>>> 
>>>> 
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