Matthew Wild for Board 2023
See further background in my membership applications.
- Council member for a number of years.
- Board member 2016-2023
- Executive Director 2020-2023
- Currently leading the infrastructure team for the XSF
My perspective on the XSF
I believe that the XSF's primary purpose is, of course, providing the process and infrastructure through which we publish XEPs. It also provides us with xmpp.org and the discussion venues. My perspective is that the XSF is not the XMPP community, but an entity that helps support and connect community members, and enables them to collaborate.
For example, in the past couple of years I have been trying to expand the XSF-provided xmpp.net as a way to support even more interesting community projects. This role of xmpp.net originally began many years ago with Peter Saint-Andre arranging the hosting of the community-developed "IM Observatory" (soon to be replaced with a successor: inspect.xmpp.net). Other projects include providers.xmpp.net and community.xmpp.net.
My goal is to keep the XSF moving in this direction, in whatever small ways seem possible. That is, not letting the XSF be a bottleneck in the community, but simply a supporter of the community.