[AgaricShowandTell] TECH+COOP : Show and Tell 11/9 at 3pm ET - STANDARDS???

Micky Metts micky at agaric.com
Wed Dec 2 14:35:38 EST 2020

At Show and tell tomorrow, we will discuss plans for an IEEE project...

Chat link: http://communitybridge.com/bbb-room/show-and-tell/  To enter,
use any name and the room password/code: elephant9


There is an exciting project just getting started and I would like to
invite people to join and come to hear about it. There is our first
meeting coming up next week ---

on Tuesday, December 8. We greatly appreciate your own dedication to
helping IEEE SA OPEN be a great community and a great place to innovate.

We want your message to be in your voice and to emphasize the points
that matter to you and your colleagues.  Please look over the following
points and cite the ones you think will be persuasive.

- The IEEE has been developing standards collaboratively for more than a
hundred years. Its standards and educational activities have created the
world we live in today, and touch us whenever we step on a train, flip
on a lightswitch, or connect to the Internet.

- The IEEE is well-versed in getting people with different interests to
work together.

- The IEEE is deeply engaged in humanitarian projects and volunteer run.

- IEEE SA OPEN supports free and open source projects. The platform is
created entirely from such software, and we require all participants to
share their work without copyright or patent constraints.

- The IEEE has a deep understanding of computer hardware, so the site
will be good for open hardware development, as well as open software,
research, data, and standards.

- At this early stage, participants have an unusually powerful
opportunity to define practices and set up a productive community.

- We value many types of contributions, not just source code or
technical expertise. We are setting up a system of metrics and badges to
celebrate community-building, advocacy, marketing, documentation, and more.

- We are committed to building diversity, equity and inclusion regarding
race, gender, nationality, and abilities.

- Our site will use best of breed tools for standard development
activities--version control, bug tracking, chat, scheduling, budgeting,
and so on--and will bring members of the projects into the process of
choosing and implementing these tools.

- Because we are collecting best practices and will eventually write
these into standards, IEEE SA OPEN provides opportunities for networking
and visibility.

- IEEE SA OPEN helps well-managed teams develop a standard and get it
approved, if they have that as a goal.

- Our site will do more than most incubators to educate and guide
engineers and programmers who are unfamiliar with modern software
development and open source practices. This is particularly valuable for
IEEE engineers doing important work out in the world.

- We expect our site to help more projects succeed and to attract more
talent to open source projects, which are perennially lacking in
developers and other contributors. We address these challenges through
heightened attention to recruitment, mentoring, promotion of talent,
metric and rewards, advocacy, and marketing.

Chat link: http://communitybridge.com/bbb-room/show-and-tell/  To enter,
use any name and the room password/code: elephant9

Notes from past Show and Tell meetings: https://pad.drutopia.org/p/show-tell

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In Solidarity, 

Micky Metts
Agaric ~ FreeScholar
https://agaric.coop - We are your Cooperative Tech Ally.
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