[foundation-board] New community person at OKF?

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Mon May 31 17:58:48 UTC 2010

Excellent! Thanks for your input everyone!

I'll discuss this with her tomorrow and will report back here with
matters relevant to the board.

All the best,


On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 3:24 PM, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org> wrote:
> On 31 May 2010 11:21, Jo Walsh <jo at frot.org> wrote:
>> dear all,
>> On 30/05/2010 18:32, Jonathan Gray wrote:
>>> The main thing she would be helping with is to start building real
>>> momentum around our working groups. Key things are (i) continuing to
>>> catalyse projects/expand working groups: encouraging new people to
>>> contribute and pitch in with ideas, getting new people involved and so
>>> on, and (ii) helping to galvanise our existing community: building
>>> momentum, etc. I'm hoping to a certain extent she'll be like a pair of
>>> training wheels on a bike -- and she will help the OKF community to
>>> become more genuinely decentralised, with less dependence on a core
>>> group of people.
>> Jonny, thanks for giving us the heads-up about this. Stefanie sounds great.
>> Much benefit to having a mainland Europe staffer especially with the German
>> chapter now being formalised.
>> Seems very cheap - is that a good thing in the longer term?
>> Something that could be revised after 4/6 months.
>> Like the sound of a small team doing community coordination.
>> However i wonder about - tracking and reporting - these are not the right
>> words but you know the sort of thing i mean - liasion?
> We need more of this :)
>> E.g. Rufus now has a *very* heavy people / project management load for paid
>> work - his life appears to be one long conference call - would Stefanie be
>> able to take some of this on?
> I doubt she could do this but I'm sure she could help with other stuff.
>> What else could i suggest - a subset of the board that could have more
>> regular calls (say 1/2 hour fortnightly) to talk people and projects.
>> I'd volunteer. Would it help?
> Yes, I think this would be wonderful -- and what should become the new
> (public) coord / project management group.
> Rufus
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Jonathan Gray

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