[Foundation] Jabber Software Foundation Sponsorship

Michael Bauer bauer at michaelbauer.com
Mon Apr 1 17:59:01 CST 2002

IANAL but that's never stopped me before.


I think there shouldn't be an issue but it's nice to check.  Note that 
this is one more instance when Jabber, Inc is providing valuable services 
to the Foundation.  Dem lawyers ain't cheap.

On Mon, 1 Apr 2002, Andre Durand (durand.com) wrote:

> 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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