[Members] Board Minutes 20150223T1600Z

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Mon Feb 23 17:31:43 UTC 2015

These minutes are not official, but are much better than Laura's.

Present: *Laura Gill *(Chair), *Ralph Meijer*, *Will Sheward*, *Adam Brault*,
*Simon Tennant*, *Kevin Smith* (Ex-Officio: Council Chair),* Peter
Saint-André *(Ex-Officio: Executive Director)
Floor: Brian Cully, Dave Cridland

*0. Agenda Bashing - http://logs.xmpp.org/xsf/2015-02-23/#16:03:11

*Laura* said that the meeting would only have one item, Board Goals and the
results of the survey. *Kev* suggested that perhaps this was two. Dave, who
is already fed of of trying to colourise these, counts about 4 items.

*1. Board Goals - http://logs.xmpp.org/xsf/2015-02-23/#16:03:26

Last week *Laura* said that she would share the results of the vote with
the Board, and everyone would spend 5 minutes thinking about what
activity/measure they would commit to, to make it happen.

The results are here:


*2. Percentage based goals - http://logs.xmpp.org/xsf/2015-02-23/#16:06:14

*Will* suggested that of the two top scorers, the website traffic was the
better choice, as membership engagement should fall out of other
activities. *Laura* agreed, as did *Adam*, commenting that membership
engagement was too inwardly focussed.

*Simon*, *Kev* and *Adam* had a discussion on the difference between the
XSF membership and the wider community, with *Kev* commenting that there's
an overarching goal to grow the community, but that is independent of

*Ralph* noted the importance of Summits. Brian noted in response that the
Summits were often difficult to attend. *Will* noted that Summit
registration could also be remote. *Ralph* eventually decided that the
Summits could be driven by the website as well. *Simon* was initially
thinking that membership engagement would likely drive other items, but
decided to vote for the Website.

*RESOLUTION*: Unanimous agreement to target the Website Goal.

*3. Binary Goals - http://logs.xmpp.org/xsf/2015-02-23/#16:25:35

*Will* commented that this was an easy decision (though difficult goal) to
go for IoT.

All others agreed, and *Ralph* suggested devoting another meeting to
discussion. *Laura* concurred.

*RESOLUTION*: Unanimous agreement to pursue an IoT strategy.

*Adam* celebrated this by nearly throwing a glass of water over his

*4. Soft Goals - http://logs.xmpp.org/xsf/2015-02-23/#16:29:40

*Adam* suggested that "benefits of federation" was simply an aspect of XMPP
positioning. *Ralph* and *Laura* agreed. Dave noted that he had read the
federation item to be a matter of encouraging its use; Kev also said he had
read it this way. Simon noted that this was an evangelical point rather
than listening to what a developer wanted; Dave noted that it was also
about what users would like.

*RESOLUTION*: Unanimous agreement for positioning XMPP.

*5. AOB - http://logs.xmpp.org/xsf/2015-02-23/#16:36:22

Dave noted the discussion on the members list about the communications
policy, and in particular Kurt's point about officers. *Laura* noted
comments would be examined after two weeks.

*Kev* noted the GSoC application has gone in after proofreading by *Laura*.

*Laura* asked about an IoT meeting. *Adam* suggested getting input from the
membership and Council prior to a Board discussion.

*Ralph* said that anyone needing reimbursement from the XSF should send an
invoice to *Peter*.

*6. Next Meeting - http://logs.xmpp.org/xsf/2015-02-23/#16:40:27


There was also a short discussion about the impending timezone change; XSF
meetings have typically followed EU timezone shifts, and *Ralph* noted the
timezone for the EU changes by an hour on the 29th March, whereas the US
changes (according to *Adam*) on the 8th.

*7. Ite, Meeting Est - http://logs.xmpp.org/xsf/2015-02-23/#16:43:31
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