[Foundation] Foundation board (was jabber.com for president)

Bill Abbas zsa at expertq.com
Fri Jun 29 01:54:51 CDT 2001


Getting real tired of that subject line :)

On Thursday 28 June 2001 18:49, Barry Lee wrote:
> Who are appointing these board members - Jabber.com???

My understanding (without going back and re-reading the 
bylaws) is that the BOD is initially selected by the 
incorporators.  That's almost certainly a j.c employee, but 
the thing has got to be kick-started by someone. After a 
year, the BOD goes up against the wall for a membership 
vote, much like the recent Council vote.

The draft by-laws are on foundation.jabber.org.

The only BOD member currently is Jim Barry?  Is that 
correct?

In the transcript of the last conference, I was impressed 
with him.  He seemed to have a good grasp of the IM space, 
the technology, and said some very smart things.  The man 
does not appear to be a tool, in any sense of the word.  
Rather, he appeared to be a smart, well-spoken person with 
good insights.  

Plus, this guy has open source chops.  There's a brief bio 
of him on the collab.net site.   

=Bill



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