[Foundation] Reset: Back to business

Iain Shigeoka iainshigeoka at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 13 16:50:42 CST 2002


On 3/13/02 12:29 PM, "Peter Saint-Andre" <stpeter at jabber.org> wrote:

>> Technically, the council is supposed to form and manage the JIGs.  In
>> addition, JIGs can only be composed of members (something that is not
>> enforced right now...but since we sort of killed off the JIGs this seems
>> kind of moot).
> 
> Not quite true. Only JSF members can be JIG Leaders (whatever *that*
> means) but that anyone may participate in and be a member of a JIG.
> However as mentioned, this point may soon be moot.

Hmm...

Section 8.2 Jabber Interest Groups. The Jabber Council or Members of the
Corporation may, by resolution, establish one or more Jabber Interest Groups
from among the membership.

This says to me that JIGs must be formed of members.  As we both agree
though, this seems mostly moot being that there is pretty much no JIGs
proper any more.  Although, with our one standards jig left standing the
bylaws indicate it should have a chair...  Is there one?  Is that you Peter?

>> I strongly disagree.  As I understood it, the entire point of the JSF and
>> council was that they would handle a lot of the administrative and legal BS
>> so that the Jabber could concentrate on the business and technical aspects
>> of evolving Jabber.
> 
> The executive team (currently Andre and I) have completed some necessary
> tasks over the last 6 months, such as tying up loose ends related to
> incorporation and such. That doesn't address the big issues, but those
> issues are not mere administrivia, they are much larger. Jer's post is a
> step in the right direction to getting that cleared up.

Right.  I apologize if I implied that your responsibilities were trivial!  I
guess I'm really trying to get more visibility and leadership...

Section 8.1 Jabber Council. The Corporation shall have an advisory council
("Jabber Council") to provide technical and business advice to the
Corporation and to oversee and direct the activities of any existing Jabber
Interest Groups.

The council may be overseeing us (how could we tell?) but I personally am
feeling very undirected and with little advice at the moment. ;)

-iain


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