Re: My input for tomorrow

My input: it would be a huge mistake to charter a WG, define its scope, 
or even start a task force before getting a broader range of 
perspectives /and /finding a way to ensure diverse participation.

If you want to create decentralized social networks that are good for 
Black and Indigenous people, women of color, trans and non-binary 
people, and others who are marginalized and exploited by today's 
centralized and commercial social networks ... you need to involve them 
in the discussion. That isn't currently happening.  I've followed this 
list for several months and I rarely hear perspectives from women, Black 
or Indigenous people, or trans and non-binary people.  I don't think 
I've /ever /heard a perspective from a woman of color or trans person of 

That's a problem that needs to be addressed before moving forward.

> a) 6am pacific is really early. I’m going to skip it. Is there a 
> reason it has to be that early? If it’s about Central European time, a 
> one-hour meeting would be done by 16:00 which seems generous in 
> comparison, even on a Friday afternoon.
> b) Charter a WG. Yes please.
> c) Scope of WG: as focused as possible.
> d) Before starting task forces, I’d like to see half a dozen people 
> raise their hands committing to doing some sustained work with impact 
> on the proposed topic, preferably involving a majority of members who 
> can get relevant code committed into their projects. If such people 
> exist, by all means, start the task force. Otherwise, define what such 
> a task force would do and then go recruit. Then go back to step number 1.
> Best,
> Johannes.
> P.S. Thanks for everybody who came to FediForum yesterday and today. 
> It was great!! (I’m biased, obviously) A bunch of sessions relevant to 
> the work here. We will publish session notes as soon as we can on 
> <>
> Johannes Ernst
> Fediforum <>
> Dazzle <>

Received on Friday, 22 September 2023 07:55:50 UTC