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

Kevin Smith kevin at kismith.co.uk
Wed Oct 16 16:12:43 UTC 2013


On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 10:26 PM, Dave Cridland <dave at cridland.net> wrote:

> I am a candidate for Board, of course, but I have a question for the
> members. Sorry for getting this all the wrong way around.
>
> What do you expect the Board to do this year?
>

 I'd like the Board to work out what would be of most value to the XSF for
them to do, and to do it.

Which is not at all helpful, but I think a big part of this is working out
what needs doing it. Ashley's later suggestion of SWOTting would be one way
of doing this. There are some things I'd like, for example regular meetings
so we (the membership) always know there's a Board meeting coming up we can
suggest topics for, and can plan to listen in on these things. In the past
there have been plans for this (was it this year that it was going to be
fortnightly after the Council meeting?), but it doesn't seem to generally
sustain itself.

I'd like Board to look at what we can do in terms of developer engagement
from outside the members, but I don't know what. It'd be great if Board
could (delegate?) find out what direction we're going to need technical
work to be going in. IoT stuff pretty much came to us with Peter Waher et
al., but needn't have.

So I'd quite like Board to tell us what Board can do for us.

Turning it back on the Board candidates, I'd find it very useful to have a
summary of what they expect to achieve next year if elected, because right
know I know I want something but don't necessarily know exactly what it is.

/K
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