[Members] XSF: Communications proposal
dave at cridland.net
Fri Feb 20 11:41:42 UTC 2015
On 19 February 2015 at 16:39, Laura <laura.gill at surevine.com> wrote:
> *XSF Communications policy*
> - To ensure that the XSF “voice” is unified, consistent and exactly
> that - the voice of the XSF. As the XSF Board, this is absolutely our
> - To prepare for the launch of the new website with a “clean up” of
> our communications.
> The above looks fine to me.
> - All social channel accounts (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn - any form
> of external channel in fact) that claims to be in any way related to the
> XSF *MUST* be approved by the Board.
> - The Board *MUST* have admin access and rights to those social
> - Any social channel that is not on the “approved” list may not carry
> the name XSF nor claim to be a representative or voice of the XSF.
> - The Council have pre-approval to publish technical content,
> decisions and views on behalf of the XSF.
I think this could be clearer; really what you're saying seems to be simply
* Communications purporting to be made in an official capacity for the XSF
require approval from the Board.
The rest is detail, though I note it's only concerned with social media
(and not email or actual paper mail, which I suspect should be covered).
I think this would answer Ash's queries - saying you are a member of the
XSF is fine, but signing your letter "Ash Ward, XSF Member" would be
implying a level of officialdom that you can't do.
Equally, statements made on behalf of the XSF should be very clear that's
what they are.
> - The channels currently in use will need to be either be handed over
> to the XSF or shut down.
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