[Members] 2013 Board and Council Elections - questions for candidates

S Moonesamy sm+xsf at elandsys.com
Mon Oct 14 22:49:57 UTC 2013

At 14:26 14-10-2013, Dave Cridland wrote:
>What do you expect the Board to do this year?

The XSF is basically a standards development organization.  According 
to the roadmap, the work is mostly technical ( 
http://xmpp.org/about-xmpp/xsf/xsf-roadmap/ ).  The initiatives would 
most likely be up to the XSF Council instead of the XSF Board.  In my 
opinion the Council should focus on the technical part while the 
Board should see to everything else.  There would have to be some 
collaboration between the two bodies.

The financial information currently available is out of date ( 
http://xmpp.org/about-xmpp/xsf/xsf-financial-summary/ ).  At the very 
least members who are on the XSF Council could have pointed out that 
such information should be kept up-to-date as the foundation is a 
legal entity.  It also tells the sponsors how their generous 
donations are put to good use.

What are the benefits of being a XSF member?  What I can see at the 
moment is the right to decide who will be on Board and 
Council.  Would XSF members would like to get more out of being a member?

How does XSF attract new people?  In my opinion that is important to 
have new people as it brings in new ideas and infuses energy into 
XSF.  Dave Cridland mentioned marketing.  That is a way to make the 
XSF more visible, and attract people.  Obviously, one cannot expect 
the Executive Director to do all that. :-)

The Roadmap mentions "Work with the microblogging community and other 
social networking developers".  How is that done?  What were the 
results?  The questions are not meant to criticize people.  It is 
about assessing what has been tried and determining what else can be tried.

S. Moonesamy 

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