Community management is regular recurring work, and people have to be allocated to this.
A: You know the people from the meetings, and who is expert in what. The barrier to contact them with questions is lower. Great for networking.
Q: Who is in charge of organizing the distributed meetings at Vital-IT/Swissprot?
A: Secretariat builds the list 6 months in advance. 2 talks a week, these are planned a long time in advance, there are reminders sent, before the presentation there is another email..
Q: Active management of community process?
A: Yes, and giving a talk is mandatory. Attending the same day same hour each week is known so people can make it.