[Members] Board Minutes 20150302T1600Z

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Mon Mar 2 22:31:52 UTC 2015

On 2 March 2015 at 20:01, Adam Brault <adam at andyet.com> wrote:

> On Monday, Mar 2, 2015 at 9:41 AM, Dave Cridland <dave at cridland.net>,
> wrote:
>> On 2 March 2015 at 16:58, Dave Cridland <dave at cridland.net> wrote:
>>> Preview of the home page (with proposed copy) here:
>>> http://adambrault.github.io/xmpp.org-static/home.html
>> The proposed copy deeply concerns me, because much of the lower section
>> appears to be recommending specific technical solutions, in the form of
>> implementations.
> Ah, there’s a huge misunderstanding here.
Glad to be wrong.

> *The copy at the bottom in that mockup are demonstrations of potential
> howto articles, which would be written and submitted by absolutely anyone
> in the community on any XMPP technology using an open process. *
Ah. But if I got that impression, is it possible that others might do as
well? The HOWTO stuff sounds good, but maybe the front-and-centre articles
might be better off being more neutral.

> I'm not saying I agree enthusiastically with having a starship corridor
>> picture take up the bulk of the XSF's site or the downplaying of the
>> standards process itself - but I'm willing to accept that I don't know much
>> about marketing, and the Board certainly has people who know much more than
>> me.
> Just found an interesting photo and added it. I’d love to see another
> suggestion.

I'd suggest a picture of us all getting riotously drunk in the ALoft bar.
This, you see, is why I don't work in marketing.

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