[Foundation] Board Questions

bauer at michaelbauer.com bauer at michaelbauer.com
Fri Aug 9 16:22:56 CDT 2002


The structure of the JSF delineates a line between the Board and the 
Council with the former focusing on business issues and the latter on 
technical issues.  But there is some overlap.  For example, the Board has 
to establish "policies, procedures and standards" that the Council uses to 
make technical decisions.  These things are by their nature concerned with 
technology but mostly at a "meta" level.  And the Council will be involved 
in analyzing some of the business issues in order to help define a set of 
standards for the use of the word "Jabber" if the trademark migrates to 
JSF control.  

Of course, the membership will drive all of this.


On Thu, 8 Aug 2002, Ben Schumacher wrote:

> On Thu, 8 Aug 2002 bauer at michaelbauer.com wrote:
> >
> > Sorry about the last blank email.  Fingers flying too fast...
> >
> > I think it would be a good idea to put together a set of questions for the
> > Board just as we have for the Council.  Conceptually, there is some
> > overlap, as I think the Board candidates might want to weigh in on some of
> > the political and business issues with respect to SIP, for example.
> >
> > More particular questions to the Board might range from the more general,
> >
> >   What is the essential mission of the JSF?
> >   What exactly is the relationship between the Board and the Council
> >
> > to the more specific
> >
> >   How will the finances be managed
> >   How will a potential certification program be managed
> >
> > just some suggestions.
> 
> I agree that questions should be posed to Board candidates, as well, but
> I'd prefer they remain business/legal related, and leave technical issues
> to the Council. I believe this was the intended relationship of the two
> entities within the JSF, and while there may be overlap with regard to
> participants, I think line should be clearly defined.
> 
> As DW first mentioned (and others followed) in their Council "debate"
> question answers, trademark and other related issues are business related,
> not technical, and therefore should be handled by the Board rather than
> the Council.
> 
> Well. I guess I'm probably just echoing the feelings of others, but I
> wanted to get it on the list. :)
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> bs.
> 
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