During the meeting one of the subjects that was raised but we had no
time to address is the reach-out process and candidates selection.
I propose that we create in this thread a list of the community networks
we would like to invite.
Considering the Special Interest Group is meant to be global, I believe
it is important to try to keep some regional balance in the group over time.
There were two candidates previously mentioned. Let's grow this list
with the communities we would like to reach out to. I'd suggest that we
also add some contact names for each organization.
So, starting the list:
- guifi.net (Roger Baig Viñas, Ramón Roca, ...)
- Freifunk (Elektra Wagenrad, Monic Meisel, André Gaul...)
- Wlan-slovenia (Luka Mustafa/Musti, ...)
- Digital Empowerment Foundation (Ritu Srivastava, Osama Manzar, ...)
- PeoplesOpen/SudoMesh (JennyRyan, ...)
We are reaching the end of February and according to our last
a few things should take place.
*Working Group coordinators:*
Statements of intent have been received for every group except Training.
According to our decision: 1.2. Coordinators acceptance will be made
through the mailing list within 30 days starting on Feb 1st... As the
council we should formalize the coordinators positions. Let's take
(March 2nd**) *to send any questions or requests for clarifications to the
proposed coordinators: Thiago for Regulation, Panos for Social impact and
myself (Nico) for Tech. If we receive no queries, or all queries are
clarified, we will proceed to formally name the WG coordinators.
If the Training WG has no formal coordinator for the time being we
don't think it is a problem, but would that the group start to organize to
work until someone steps forward for that role.
*Next general meeting:*
The next general meeting was planned for mid-March, we would like to
suggest that we prioritise the WGs getting started, and postpone our
general meeting for another month. Once the coordinators of the WGs are
formally accepted the main responsibility of the coordinator is to ensure
the WGs keeps working. From our side all current pending issues can be
addressed through email, or/and the back-log. This way the time given to
the SIG in the next month can be focused on WG activities. The next general
meeting can therefore be used to share and review the WG work. Kindly let
us know if you don't agree with this. If we receive no objection by the 2nd
March we will send a general meeting poll for the first week of April.
Nico and Sol
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