Hey Hari, Evert,
Thanks for the plug for this community hack-something-useful-together tingy we did at tek, but I rather take point in this as a voice from the community. As Evert says, I listen a lot and make an opinion when I've heard all sides of a story and I think the voice of the community is a valuable asset that can be used.
@Evert, I appreciate the kind words you said here. I feel the same as you, but it were Cal Evans and Paul Jones who said I should become part in this standards group as I know what's going on within the community, the folks that use the tools and frameworks you all are working on. They express their desires and frustrations to me and other community leaders and we have no other means to deliver it upstream except the mailing list of each project. With this mailing list I can filter all these "community feelings" and suggest them once a certain topic needs decision upon. Consider my voice to be the balance in the force of project owners and project users.
Again, I'm not a community Godfather as Cal is, but I've got a tight relation with user group organizers and we share our member's feelings a lot and I believe I can provide good feedback in certain matters.
Hope this clarifies things why I requested membership.
On 01 Jun 2012, at 11:07, Hari K T wrote: