[Foundation] Trademark thoughts

Harold E. Gottschalk Jr. heg at sirlabs.com
Thu May 24 10:23:14 CDT 2001

Very well expressed and I second that.

Right now the community is asking Jabber.com to give up something very
valuable to them, and we are asking them to give it to a collection of
people who have not proven themselves (in their eyes) to be good
stewards of that thing.  You wouldn't easily give your only car to a
teenager who just got his license.  You would give them small
responsibilities and watch what they do with those first.  This is no

We need to start showing Jabber.com that we are all working towards the
same goal.  We need to ask them for responsibility, and then show them
that we can handle it when it is given to us.

Like I said at the start.  I can't tell you exactly what Bauer will put
into his proposal.  But I think it will be along the lines of what I've
laid out here.

In the meantime.  We don't have the trademark.  But we don't have a
Foundation either.  Let's try to work on one before worrying about the


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