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

Stephen Pendleton pendleto at movsoftware.com
Mon Mar 11 23:45:13 CST 2002

My feeling is that if we can get people on board who can provide guidance or
insight on issues such as how service providers can integrate Jabber into
their offerings, the community is much better off. I would like to see
Jabber as a commercial success, and that would be a powerful contribution.
Perhaps the JSF is not the appropriate place for that, but with that type of
input it will be easier to make technical decisions about Jabber's future.

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Subject: RE: [Foundation] Criteria, Voting, Membership What does it

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
> 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
> 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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