[Foundation] Apache and Jabber

Adam Theo adamtheo at theoretic.com
Wed Jan 9 17:15:23 CST 2002

First, I would just like to say I support going back to a once a week
meeting. All this switching around is making my head spin.

Next, about this deal with Apache I saw in the meeting:

I support the idea on the condition that Jabber joins Apache by the two
foundations merging somehow. This would be the only way to keep things
clean and simple. Otherwise, confusion and lost efficiency set in. I
have actually been thinking about this for a few weeks now, and have
some rough ideas on how to go about it. I'll write them up and post them
here, but basically I would support such a move if the Apache HTTP
Server and the Jabber Protocol were equal projects of a combined,
re-named Software Foundation.

This combo software foundation should be 100% member run with a clean
and simple hierarchy like the Apache Foundation is. I love Jabber and
all, but trying to follow who does what in the JSF (board, council,
members, officers, etc...) is quite a task. It should be really clean
and simple like the ASF. Also, the member base should be a combination
of the member bases of individual projects under the new SF. for
example: new members are accepted into the Jabber project under this new
SF. they are not automatically accepted into the Apache project, the
Jakarta project, or any other project, just the Jabber project, but they
can vote on SF-meta issues because they are a member of one of it's
projects. make sense?

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