[Foundation] jabber.com for president

Scott Cote scote25 at mediaone.net
Thu Jun 28 17:02:29 CDT 2001


Please understand this is not an attack in any way, but I suspect
that may of the 100+ silent members do not share your fears at
the moment and are hoping that this thread will go away.

If you are worried about the council, keep a close watch on its
actions and report if you see some clear problems developing.
Till then let us please get back to work making Jabber the top
IM platform on the Internet.


----- Original Message -----
From: Stephen Lee <srlee at sltscommunications.net>
To: <members at jabber.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2001 2:08 PM
Subject: RE: [Foundation] jabber.com for president

> 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
> 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.
> Steve
> -----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
> see
> >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
> of a project. This is how it usually goes with most open source projects,
> but
> the process can be a little more anarchic, or at least slower than what
> Jabber project is doing now.
> I commend all the folks at Jabber.com for having the foresight to adopt
> 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
> corporations
> (Dennis Miller: "Bill Gates is just a monocle and a Persian Cat away from
> being
> one of the bad guys in a James Bond movie.") but Jabber.com ain't one of
> them.
> --
> John Hebert
> System Engineer
> http://www.vedalabs.com
> Changing your state of mind through sound.
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