[Members] Resurrecting the comms team

jc at opkode.com jc at opkode.com
Wed Feb 21 12:58:23 UTC 2018

Am 21. Februar 2018 13:39:22 MEZ schrieb Kevin Smith <kevin.smith at isode.com>:
>On 21 Feb 2018, at 12:15, jc at opkode.com wrote:
>> Am 21. Februar 2018 12:02:49 MEZ schrieb Kevin Smith
><kevin.smith at isode.com>:
>>> On 16 Feb 2018, at 11:11, JC Brand <jc at opkode.com> wrote:
>>>> Based on the summit discussions we had around promoting XMPP and
>>> informal
>>>> comms team that was assembled there, I'd like to propose
>>> the
>>>> official comms team.
>>> As I mentioned at the Summit, I’m not convinced that going through
>>> setting up the comms team formally again is a good idea.
>> One reason why an official team seems necessary to me is so that we
>can give team members access to the xmpp.orggithub repo so that they
>can add newsletter entries (and potentially add other material such as
>blog posts).
>Just to be devil’s advocate here, but people can do all those things
>without needing write access to the repo. As always, with my iteam hat
>on I remain cautious about handing out write access to things
>particularly widely.
>I think that until the team’s active and producing stuff informally,
>going through the effort of having an official work team etc. seems
>premature (we’ve been here before). Others may disagree.

I'm personally not interested in maintaining a newsletter on xmpp.org and making the implied time investment to learn the Pelican stack just so that I have to make a pull request every time an installment gets sent out. 

Then I'll rather register a new domain and repo and use Jekyll, which I already know fairly well (and give access to comms team members who want it). 

Perhaps you find that preferable.

That was my original idea, but other people liked the idea of having the newsletter under xmpp.org and brought it up in our discussions. 


>>>> 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.
>>> These are good ideas.
>>>>> 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.
>>> I think that an open team like this sounds good in theory, but would
>>> counter-productive. We usually have explicit membership, generally
>>> approved by Board or Council, and if we *do* restart the comms team,
>>> think that’d be appropriate here too.
>> So we add "and has been approved by the board/council.” 
>Board, probably, yeah.
>>> (Incidentally, a chair is also needed)
>> We can elect a chair. 
>I think, from memory, that the charter needs to say how the team’s
>leader is selected, although I could be wrong. I’d suggest just ‘chosen
>by Board’ or somesuch.

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