XSF Discussion - 2021-02-07

  1. arc

    I just put up an initial page for https://wiki.xmpp.org/web/Spring_Relay_2021

  2. arc

    This too https://wiki.xmpp.org/web/Summer_of_Code_2021

  3. emus

    arc: Nice, anything we can announce in the newsletter or fosstodon? (and twittee+r if someone is happy to support there)

  4. arc

    Basically what's on those two wiki pages

  5. arc

    They're actually kind of related, because the sprints are intended as part of our student application process

  6. Viktor


  7. jonas’


  8. emus

    Hello, I wanted to ask for volunteers being able to send tweets

  9. SamWhited

    emus: sure, I'm generally at my desk most of the day eastern time and can probably help

  10. emus

    Sam, sorry if that was not clear, but you also have access to the XSF Twitter account?

  11. Zash

    Who does have access to the Twitter account?

  12. Ge0rG

    Kev does?

  13. emus

    What do you guys think:

  14. emus

    The #XMPP Standards Foundation would like to announce two events with similar relation: The Spring Relay 2021 - This six week event will focus on multiple separate community proposed topic. Participating projects should be team-based with seasoned developers ready to mentor newcomers including Google Summer of Code student applicants. This is a pre-requisite for the next event (within XSF): Google Summer of Code 2021 The mentoring organization application deadline is the 19th of February and Student application period begins from the 29th of March. If you are interested please start here with the the Spring Relay 2021: https://wiki.xmpp.org/web/Spring_Relay_2021 -- I would like to provide a "first contact" information. Can we place this in the wiki?

  15. emus


  16. arc

    Hmm. Well, everyone is welcome to participate. The wiki list is for guiding newcomers to projects that are open to new developers.

  17. arc

    And we need org ideas long before the 19th.

  18. arc

    I only made the team-based distinction because many xmpp projects are solo, personal projects that neither want on need new developers. And we don't want newcomers to get stuck trying to weed through those to find the community based ones.

  19. arc

    Obviously, GSoC needs community oriented projects too or students wouldn't have a mentorship team

  20. emus

    Ok, but may you adjust the text I drafted?

  21. SamWhited

    emus: no, I'm just volunteering if you need help on the comm team, you'd need to grant me access.

  22. emus

    If its legit to give you post access, that would be a great support! And I would support this

  23. Kev

    All that’s needed for people to get access to post to the Twitter account is to get someone responsible (i.e. Board) to drop me a mail asking for it to happen (and who to give it to) and it’ll happen. I believe other people can also do it.

  24. Kev

    But right now I’m off towards bed :)

  25. moparisthebest

    Then can someone (tm) put it on the board's agenda to discuss giving emus access to the Twitter account? Seeing as he is basically *the* comm team?

  26. emus

    The problem is not that, the problem is that I dont wanna create a private twitter account

  27. emus

    But I am fine to agree that SamWhited can have one

  28. emus

    So, I would ask board to allow Sam this access

  29. SamWhited

    Board controls twitter access? Isn't this sort of thing why we have a comm team?

  30. emus


  31. moparisthebest

    ah yea I wouldn't want a twitter account either, I thought it was controlled by some 3rd party or something, someone mentioned tweetdeck ?

  32. emus

    I cannot find your mail on the Wiki profile Kev

  33. emus

    Yes, and I would be happy if Board can discuss SamW. account link / access - second, I would like to ask a Twitter Admin to pin the English blog post tweet. Normal access accounts seem to have sufficient rights for that.