[Foundation] Criteria, Voting, Membership What does it mean?

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Mon Mar 11 23:20:20 CST 2002

Right now the members of the JSF are *individuals*, not organizations.
Those individuals need not make a technical contribution (e.g., end-user
howto docs are not technical IMHO), but they need to make a contribution
to the Jabber community, IMHO. There is definitely a place in the Jabber
ecosystem for purely commercial enterprises, I'm just not sure that being
purely commercial entitles representatives of an organization to be
members of the JSF if they have not made any kind of public contribution
(JEPs, howtos, code, what have you). Or so it seems to me right now.


Peter Saint-Andre
email+jabber: stpeter at jabber.org
weblog: http://www.saint-andre.com/blog/

On Tue, 12 Mar 2002, Stephen Pendleton wrote:

> My main issue with the below criteria is that they exclude those people who
> do contribute to the Jabber effort, but not in a technical way. Is the
> intention of the JSF to provide solely technical guidance to the community?
> It would be useful to have representation on the JSF that includes
> individuals from organizations pushing to move Jabber further into the
> commercial world.
> Thank You,
> Stephen Pendleton
> -------------------------
> Would it be possible to come up with objective ways to measure the extent
> of an individual's contributions to the Jabber community? Here are some
> possibilities:
> 1. JEPs accepted by the JEP Editor
> 2. Substantive comments made within the Standards JIG
> 3. Questions answered on JDEV or JADMIN
> 4. Documents produced (howtos, whitepapers, etc.)
> 5. Community services provided (e.g., JabberStudio, JabberCentral)
> 6. Code contributed (to your own project or someone else's)
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