[Foundation] Jabber Software Foundation Sponsorship

Harold E. Gottschalk Jr. heg at imissary.com
Mon Apr 1 18:37:52 CST 2002


Andre and Peter,
I looked at it and it is great.  I was wondering what contributor means?
"software development" or "equipment" or is that a 3rd type?
Thanks.
heg

> -----Original Message-----
> From: members-admin at jabber.org 
> [mailto:members-admin at jabber.org] On Behalf Of Andre Durand 
> (durand.com)
> Sent: Monday, April 01, 2002 11:16 AM
> To: members at jabber.org
> Subject: [Foundation] Jabber Software Foundation Sponsorship
> 
> 
> 
> All,
> 
> I've been working with Peter Saint-Andre on a new page which 
> we propose to add to the jabber.org site which speaks 
> specifically to corporate sponsorship. 
> 
> With the economy as tight as it has been in the past several 
> months, asking corporations for sponsorships has been 
> challenging task, and not particularly fruitful. 
> 
> As such, and being that most of the voting benefits are 
> accrued to the membership, I propose we consider the concept 
> that corporate sponsors can 'direct' funds to particular 
> projects or Foundation efforts of their choosing. 
> 
> While there are issues surrounding this concept which need to 
> be reviewed by legal, and there remains the possibility that 
> actually administering such a plan would be more overhead (or 
> liability) than the Foundation can or should absorb, I like 
> the concept and believe that it might provide the 'value 
> proposition' required. 
> 
> The page is located at: 
> http://www.jabber.org/sponsorship.html 
> 
> I'd be interested in hearing your feedback on the specific 
> percentages or even the overall concept (or alternative 
> concepts which answer the 'what do I get for my money')
> 
> Andre Durand
> 
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