[Members] Resurrecting the comms team

JC Brand jc at opkode.com
Fri Feb 16 11:11:53 UTC 2018

Hi folks

Based on the summit discussions we had around promoting XMPP and the informal
comms team that was assembled there, I'd like to propose resurrecting the
official comms team.

Once we have an official comms team, it can be given commit access to xmpp.org,
so that the planned newsletter instalments can be added and hosted there (for
example at https://xmpp.org/newsletter).

Additionally, the team could help out with other tasks, such as maintaining the XSF

We've been discussing these things at commteam at muc.xmpp.org 

The wiki entry for the old team is here: https://wiki.xmpp.org/web/CommTeam

The charter of the comms team was:

> "The team's mission is to continuously improve the editorial quality of
> written, spoken, and visual materials produced by the XMPP Standards
> Foundation."

At the summit we came up with the idea of sending out a regular newsletter,
which would be a curated list of articles, tutorials and news relating to XMPP.

The newsletter's contents would be sourced from the broader XMPP community, and 
not necessarily from the XSF or its members. The original charter is
therefore IMO too strict.

I therefore propose a new charter:

>   The team's mission is to inform the XMPP community and interested
>   parties on news and recent developments within XMPP ecosystem.
>   The team consists of XSF members who have indicated their desire and
>   willingness to join the team and execute its mission.

Tools with which the comms team could execute its charter include the XSF Blog,
the planned newsletter and social media. And perhaps Planet Jabber?

The initial team members will be everyone who has volunteered at the summit.
These are (in alphabetical order):

Daniel Wisnewski (Daniel_W)
Jan-Carel Brand (jcbrand)
Nicolas Vérité (Nyco)
Severino Ferrer de la Peñita (Seve or SouL)
Simon Friedberger (SaltyBones)


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