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

Kevin Smith kevin at kismith.co.uk
Wed Oct 16 16:14:31 UTC 2013

On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 11:49 PM, S Moonesamy <sm+xsf at elandsys.com> wrote:

> 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/ <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.

And there is. While I've been Council Chair I've tried to attend all the
Board meetings, and interject as (in?)appropriate.

> The financial information currently available is out of date (
> http://xmpp.org/about-xmpp/**xsf/xsf-financial-summary/<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.

I don't think Council are the right people to be doing this. Board have a
remit on 'that side of things', and I don't think it's healthy to suggest
that Council's job is to keep tabs on it.

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