[Foundation] jabber.com for president

Stephen Lee srlee at sltscommunications.net
Thu Jun 28 13:08:59 CDT 2001

Thanks for your thoughts! Nice to see a memeber with an opinion, as I said
before if you agree or disagree is not the issue, input from the members is
what is really important. I stated my opinion and have taken some pretty
heavy flames for it. I have also gotten several that at least partially
agree with my comments.

I have no urge to start a war or fight evil empires , on the other hand I
don't want to see a company be able to have too much influence over my
future directions with jabber. Which as mentioned in a couple of other
members emails is a risk that is quit possible, with jabber.com holding
majority in BOD and council.

I would rather everyone clear the air now then in 6 or 8 months when
everything is very well established.


-----Original Message-----
From: members-admin at jabber.org [mailto:members-admin at jabber.org]On
Behalf Of John Hebert
Sent: June 28, 2001 1:50 PM
To: members at jabber.org
Subject: RE: [Foundation] jabber.com for president

6/28/01 9:34:58 AM, "Stephen Lee" <srlee at sltscommunications.net> wrote:
>I hate to be the one to stir the pot and ya know am a little saddened to
>the lack of response for or against my comments from the 130 odd members.

If you want a response, then let me brighten your day.

Your opinions on Jabber.com are wrong. I have decided that all of the
parties involved are honest and trustworthy people who have the best
of intentions for Jabber. I am very supportive of the major risk they have
already taken to fund full time programmers and adminstrators for the
Jabber project and for buying the trademark from another party who
may not have been as open source friendly. And, with no doubt in my
mind, Jabber.com has as of yet given more than they have received.

In my opinion, those that give more should have more say in the development
of a project. This is how it usually goes with most open source projects,
the process can be a little more anarchic, or at least slower than what the
Jabber project is doing now.

I commend all the folks at Jabber.com for having the foresight to adopt the
open source development method in a profitable business.

And just so you know, I am not speaking for my company (which BTW is also
not an evil corporation, and is very favorable to open source software
and development), I am speaking for myself. IMHO, there are evil
(Dennis Miller: "Bill Gates is just a monocle and a Persian Cat away from
one of the bad guys in a James Bond movie.") but Jabber.com ain't one of

John Hebert
System Engineer
Changing your state of mind through sound.

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