The future of IOPS is being discused a lot at the moment. I've been one of the core organisers of the London chapter (I think this is one of only two active chapters if I'm correct?). It feels like we are going strong in London, so I thought I'd give some input.
I'd like to answer this question by looking at the original idea of IOPS. My understanding is that the core original idea of IOPS was to form a website whch would help revolutionaries in different countries and towns, meet up, form groups, and then they could take action. The type of action would depend on what the groups decided. The 'History' page on this website reads "As IOPS was conceived by its initiators, it was to consist of local self-managing “chapters” formed by members living sufficiently close to each other to have regular face-to-face meetings, growing and constituting itself in a bottom-up fashion".
This still sounds like a sensible idea to me.
So the core function of the website should be simply to help/encourage revolutionaries to meet up. Once they meet, they can help each other decide what to do. In my opinion, the IOPS website doesn't *need* to play any other significant function beyond this. I humbly suggest if the IOPS website and 'idea' of IOPS plays no other function then helping set up a number of new revolutionary groups, then it has done it's main job. So the website should be geared, as far as possible to this task.
Having said this, a concern has been raised that people don't know what to do when they meet. I further humbly suggest that when new groups meet, they do what we did in IOPS London. What we did was agree to discuss a range of revolutionary or activist groups, past and present, and try to take draw lessons from these groups. The lessons we took from this process, positive and negative, have informed what kind of actions we have started to plan together. I strongly suspect if new groups commit to this kind of precess, ideas for action will come.
I finally humbly suggest once we have many IOPS chapters meeting regularly (and probably engaging in a variety of actions/projects) and there is a desire in these groups to have increased international IOPS coordination, then this type of discussion can be innitiated at a later date by the groups. But this doesn't need to be a consideration at the moment.