About 75 people attended the Social Software Alliance BoF session at Etech last night. If you couldn't make it, there are audio and text transcripts of the session.
The discussion initially centered on the natural tension that exists when you mix a group of technologists and social scientists/practicioner -- which is actually one of the greatest strengths of this trade group. Social Software is a convergence of disciplines. We agreed to table forking the discussion list for awhile, to let the perspectives blend.
The nature and structure of the group emerged: open, decentralized, as little formality as could possibly work.
The discussion also got down to some good specifics. What standards people were interested in, what things mattered and what working groups could form.
The energy of the very large circle is already being applied within the wiki and discussion list.