XSF Discussion - 2011-09-07

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  22. Florian

    evening all

  23. stpeter

    hi Florian

  24. Florian

    gonna attempt to remain in the room for the meeting :)

  25. stpeter

    ok :)

  26. Florian

    GPRS goodness

  27. stpeter

    are you still in Tunisia?

  28. stpeter

    or wherever you are now?

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  31. Florian

    yeah, still Tunisia

  32. Will


  33. Florian

    15. August -> 15. September .. my month off :)

  34. Florian

    hey Will

  35. stpeter

    I took off last Friday, does that count? ;-)

  36. Florian

    a break's a break :D

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  38. Florian

    do we have an agenda?

  39. stpeter

    I see bear online, is he paying attention here?

  40. stpeter

    Jack is also online

  41. stpeter

    I don't see NĂ¿co

  42. Florian

    me n'either

  43. Florian

    and Will left the room?

  44. stpeter

    so it seems :)

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  47. Will

    Back, crap connection tonight

  48. stpeter

    bear: the only agenda item I recall was the schedule for board and council elections

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  51. Florian


  52. bear

    and possible discuss quarterly meeting results

  53. stpeter


  54. bear

    but I couldn't remember if the board needed to do anything official or not

  55. bear

    if not then that agenda item is very fast: "see Alex's email"

  56. stpeter

    see email from Alex, yes

  57. bear

    k, done! next item ...

  58. stpeter

    the Secretary takes care of that

  59. Will


  60. stpeter


  61. stpeter

    last year the Board and Council elections were held in mid-October

  62. bear

    if we announce it now, that gives a good 30(ish) days of notice

  63. Will

    Any reason not to do the same this year?

  64. stpeter looks up the date from last year

  65. stpeter

    Will: right, we usually aim for just about 12 months later

  66. bear

    no reason to not do the same IMO

  67. stpeter

    last year it was 2010-10-25

  68. Florian

    should we do the same?

  69. stpeter

    Monday the 25th last year

  70. bear

    monday would be the 24th this year

  71. Florian

    this year it would be a Tuesday

  72. stpeter

    Alex made the Quarterly meeting a Tuesday

  73. Florian

    or that

  74. stpeter

    so Tuesday the 25th (2011) seems fine

  75. bear


  76. Florian

    sounds good

  77. stpeter

    we can confirm with Alex on the members@ list

  78. Will


  79. stpeter

    now the big question is how do we recruit people to volunteer for these thankless roles :)

  80. stpeter

    especially for the Board, we usually need to poke people about serving

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  82. bear

    except for the chance of Kev hunting me down, I would love to have the chance to serve again

  83. bear

    I need to atone for a very absent role of GSoC admin

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  86. stpeter

    Florian is running for his life :)

  87. Florian

    sorry about that ... back now

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  89. Florian

    I'd love to run again too

  90. stpeter

    I have someone in mind to poke at Cisco who might be able to serve on the Board, and one other person I chatted with recently who works for a small company that is doing a lot of XMPP work and might become a sponsor

  91. bear


  92. Florian

    cool :)

  93. bear

    has anyone asked the people from &yet?

  94. stpeter

    I haven't, but I could for sure

  95. Florian

    ah, that might be a neat idea

  96. bear

    yea, Andy would be a great person

  97. Florian


  98. bear

    that fritzy dude, i'm not sure about tho ... ;)

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  101. Will

    new blood would be a very good idea I think

  102. stpeter

    as always

  103. Florian

    bear: s/Andy/Adam?

  104. bear

    ah - adam

  105. bear

    I woke up like 5 minutes before the meeting - morning caffeine has not been found yet

  106. stpeter

    Alex said he will update http://xmpp.org/about-xmpp/xsf/xsf-member-list/ soon, at which point we can ping people about serving on the Council, too

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  108. Florian

    sounds good

  109. stpeter sees some likely suspects

  110. stpeter

    the Council is a bit less busy than it used to be, so it shouldn't be a tremendous burden

  111. bear

    that always seems to be a minor battle for control in the past (or was I just reading in more drama than is real?)

  112. bear

    but yes, I don't expect any problems getting folks to run for the council

  113. stpeter

    ah and I just thought of someone else to poke about serving on the Board

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  117. stpeter

    ok, so we go forth and recruit

  118. bear

    at the 15 min mark - anything else needed to be discussed about this?

  119. Florian

    nope, not atm

  120. Will

    nope & my trains about to arrive so I'll be disappearing in a minute

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  122. stpeter

    thanks, guys

  123. bear


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  125. Florian

    cool, thanks all

  126. bear

    shall I email Alex via the member list about the meeting?

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  128. bear


  129. stpeter

    Florian: :)

  130. stpeter

    bear: yes, let's

  131. bear


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  133. bear

    I'll do that and the minutes mail now

  134. stpeter


  135. stpeter checks the minutes at typewithme

  136. bear does alex mail first

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  138. stpeter

    minutes look good :)

  139. bear


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  141. bear

    stpeter - is it Alex that prepares the wiki page for the board/council elections?

  142. stpeter

    anyone can do it -- it's a wiki :)

  143. bear


  144. stpeter

    happy to do that now, but Alex said he would when we talked about it yesterday in the XSF meeting

  145. bear

    sorry - that was the real question I was trying to ask

  146. bear

    I'll mention in the email that

  147. stpeter


  148. bear

    naa - i'll keep it short and simple

  149. bear

    doh! /me finally reads the member email from Alex where he says exactly that

  150. bear

    I think it would be safer for all if I go get caffeine now

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  152. stpeter

    please do :)

  153. stpeter has been up for at least 6 hours already :P

  154. stpeter

    but then I don't work until 4 am every night like you seem to

  155. bear

    true, but I only went to bed 5 hrs ago ... yea

  156. stpeter


  157. bear

    the pain of dealing with folks in CA *and* Europe on a daily basis

  158. stpeter

    I usually work until only 10 PM, although last night it was 11

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  160. stpeter

    no fun

  161. bear

    yea, like I need to explain any of that TZ fun to you :)

  162. bear

    FYI - next meeting will be the 14th if we keep to this schedule

  163. bear

    I may miss it as I am working from San Jose that whole week

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  165. stpeter

    I'll at least place it on the calendar

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