[Members] XSF Board Meeting Minutes, 2017-03-08
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Wed Mar 8 17:35:10 UTC 2017
Present: Arc Riley (Chair), Martin Hewitt, Matthew Wild, Nicolas "Nyco" Vérité
1. Welcome and Agenda
Arc asks for topics and specifically whether there’s anything to do for Google
Summer of Code. No other topics come up, so GSoC it is.
2. Google Summer of Code
Arc asks Kevin Smith for updates on GSoC.
Sam Whithed mentions that he has been looking into making the improvements to
the editing process a GSoC project, but was not able to build together a set
of tasks which would be fit for a whole summer of code.
Kevin tells that he hasn’t asked mentors to sign up yet. It is unclear whether
that is necessary and clarification with the Google folks is still pending.
Some students have already approached the XSF for projects, but spreading the
knowledge about the XSF GSoC would still be a good thing. Kevin is happy to
carry on the work on GSoC if Board continues to delegate that to him (which
Nicolas suggests to make some "noise" on social media about the XSF GSoC to
increase the visibility. He mentions however that his "audience" are in
general not students. He is still happy to make some posts and spread the
word, providing examples and templates.
3. IEEE collaboration
Arc met with William who is an XMPP evangelist. He has been working to get
XMPP standardised for IoT within the IEEE, but has not had closer contact with
the XSF itself yet; he has however met with Peter Saint-Andre, Peter Waher and
others already. He is going to apply for membership and will try to pull some
members of the IEEE IoT working group into the XSF as well.
He raised the point that the XSF should have a greater presence within the
Arc asks Sam to recount what was written on Trello: Dave has suggested to
appoint a council liaison but there has not been progress with that yet. Sam
will send an email to council@ in order to source volunteers. In addition, he
suggests we should work with the IoT SIG to find a strategy to improve the
XEPs around IoT and/or possibly creating new ones. He will keep Board posted.
Arc mentions that we might be able to source volunteers from the anticipated
new members from the IEEE WG and also notes that there are exiting IoT XML
standards within the IEEE, which is the reason for XMPP gaining traction in
4. Meetup Sync
Nicolas brings up the topic of Meetups around the world <https://
wiki.xmpp.org/web/Meetups>. Arc notes that the SF meetup is dead [NB: this has
now been noted on the wiki page]. He suggests to share content from those
meetups to the broader public to increase visibility. Matthew adds that this
should include content from FOSDEM.
Arc agrees and proposes to have a central, well visible place where content
and meetups can be linked and also a calendar of XMPP events worldwide.
Nicolas agrees. Arc adds that a list of slides also serves as a list of
speakers, allowing organisers of conferences to easily find speakers on XMPP
Nicolas volunteers to create such a place.
5. Next meeting
Arc suggests in one week. Nicolas, Martin and Matthew agree
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