Arc Riley for Board 2020
I've been a heavy user and advocate of XMPP since 2004.
I've served as director for dozens of 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and helped with fund raising, outreach, volunteer engagement, and building a positive public image.
This would be my 4th non-consecutive term serving on the XSF Board of Directors.
Why I Run
The XSF has a long history of being eurocentric which largely reflects both where we've been most successful and our organization's membership, while we have little presence in the USA and especially around the west coast tech centers.
At the time of this writing, all board candidates are based in Europe as was the 2017, 2018, and 2019 boards. The XSF is a global organization and I believe it should have a board composition that reflects that.
What I Do
In my three previous terms on the board I represented the XSF at numerous tech conferences and meetups. I've given talks ranging from WebRTC to IoT promoting the use of federated XMPP services as an alternative to walled garden proprietary solutions.
And I bring my experience with USA 501(c)(3) non-profit regulations which the XSF must legally follow to retain our tax exempt status.