[Foundation] Text Conferencing Ammendment

Thomas Muldowney temas at box5.net
Thu Aug 15 13:39:48 CDT 2002


You still have identity issues.  The groupchat server, in it's current
state, just can't verify that people are who they say they are.  While
this doesn't hurt voting, it does make the meeting something of a
useless sham.

--temas


On Thu, 2002-08-15 at 13:31, bauer at michaelbauer.com wrote:
> 
> Maybe we could something else, like MSN?
> 
> :)
> 
> Seriously, I think we could use groupchat for meetings but then carry out 
> votes using memberbot.  That way we could have the discussions and 
> official votes would be verifiable.  I could ammend the ammendment to so 
> stipulate.  Would that be acceptable?
> 
> 
> 
> On Thu, 15 Aug 2002, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> 
> > My only concern right now is that groupchat is essentially anonymous. We
> > need a way to verify that someone is who they say they are. Until then I'm
> > not sure we can regarding groupchat as reliably or official.
> > 
> > Thoughts?
> > 
> > Peter
> > 
> > --
> > Peter Saint-Andre
> > Jabber Software Foundation
> > http://www.jabber.org/people/stpeter.html
> > 
> > On Thu, 15 Aug 2002 bauer at michaelbauer.com wrote:
> > 
> > > 
> > > There has been some continual confusion over whether we can use Jabber to 
> > > actually have some of these meetings.  I'd like to try and end that 
> > > confusion for meetings of the Members:
> > > 
> > > I propose that the Board of Directors approve the addition of the 
> > > following sentence to the end of the existing paragraph for Section 3.1 
> > > Place of Meetings in the Jabber Software Foundation By-Laws.
> > > 
> > > "Text conferencing is an approved form of remote communication provided 
> > > all participants communicate with one another through the text 
> > > conference."
> > > 
> > > Note a couple of things about this statement.  First, the caveat that all 
> > > participants have to communicate with one another through the conference.
> > > This seems a little redundant but it's important because you can't have 
> > > some people talking on the phone and others talking in the text 
> > > conference.
> > > 
> > > Second, note that this does NOT necessarily apply to a meeting of the 
> > > Board of Directors.  I think that those meetings must still be conducted 
> > > over the phone at a minimum.  Resolving whether the Board can use text 
> > > conferencing is not nearly as important right now.
> > > 
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