[Members] Feedback on votes

Marcelo H. Terres mhterres at mundoopensource.com.br
Tue May 10 12:23:07 UTC 2016

Well, seizing the opportunity, I want to thank you all for accepting
me as a XSF member and I want to know how can I help.

So, if you have a task list or something like that, I can self assign
me some tasks.

Citando Dave Cridland <dave at cridland.net>:

> My rule of thumb is that I want people to join because they want to help in
> the operations of the XSF; whether that's on the XEP Editor team, or
> helping with the website, or seeking and managing sponsors, or whatever
> else the XSF needs volunteers for (and there's a lot - the XSF really
> doesn't run itself, and a comparatively few people do a disproportionate
> amount of the workload). If members did more of those things, I'd be much
> more inclined toward ensuring we got some perks back again (in years gone
> by the XSF has picked up hotel tabs and all sorts, not just the occasional
> meal).
> So if someone has actively helped with something within the XSF - not the
> standards, but the website, for example - then that's a definite yes (even
> if it's small). So Guus, for example, got a yes from me because he spotted
> an error on the website and corrected it.
> If someone's reason for joining is that they want to work on XMPP software,
> or XMPP standards, or "evangelize", then I'm somewhat concerned that they
> don't know what the point in joining is. None of those things are any
> better if you're a member (or shouldn't be).
> If someone's active within the standards@ list, I tend to vote yes, even
> though really that shouldn't make a difference. I can't really claim to be
> consistent.
> FWIW, I'm usually much stricter with people who're reapplying and haven't
> done anything practical than I am people who're applying the first time.
> On 10 May 2016 at 11:35, Nicolas Vérité <nicolas.verite at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I totally agree, feedback is needed at each stage!
>> Likewise, thanks for accepting me, and eager to listen to no-ers and
>> yes-ers ;-)
>> On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 11:28 AM, Guus der Kinderen <
>> guus.der.kinderen at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> Happy to be a new XSF member! My membership application was accepted in
>>> the last voting round, where I did get some "no" votes. The anonymous
>>> voting does currently not leave any room for feedback (other than "no"),
>>> which will pretty much make it impossible to identify, let alone address,
>>> the issues that some have. Can we build in a mechanism that allows for an
>>> optional, anonymous text that accompanies a vote? I think that this would
>>> add value to the voting process.
>>> And, in the mean time, if you "nay-ed" me, feel free to reach out. I'm
>>> interested.
>>> Regards,
>>>   Guus
>> --
>> Nicolas Vérité (Nÿco)

Marcelo H. Terres
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