[Foundation] Reset: Back to business

Iain Shigeoka iainshigeoka at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 13 17:08:49 CST 2002

On 3/13/02 11:54 AM, "Ivan R. Judson" <judson at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:

> Fwiw, personal experience leads me to believe 6 months is just not that long
> in almost any legal process (and especially not if your talking about IP
> related issues).

Agreed.   Getting legal things _done_ can take a long time.  :)  However,
not saying what you're doing, where you are, or even what you're thinking
about in an "open" organization...especially one where we must communicate
digitally...does seem to be stretching things a bit.

And before you say it, yes I'm lazy.  The information is almost certainly
out there _somewhere_ and I'm not doing my job as a member to find it.  The
sheer number of mailing lists and emails associated with being a participant
in this community is exhausting.  All I wanted to do was clean up the
standards and see about getting framing, security, and quality of service
added to the standards...  :)

Yes, I've now read the darn bylaws several times (I hate legal docs).  Yes,
I realize I've given the board the right to do whatever the heck they want
in the name of the JSF, and I realize they don't have to tell us a darn
thing (except what they do with the money and what they cover in their
meetings), nor do they need my or any member's approval....  I'm starting to
depress myself.

I have faith that everyone is doing their best for the community and that
nothing really bad is going on behind the scenes.  I'm just feeling a bit
disenfranchised I suppose.

> Perhaps the frustration is more from a lack of either (a) status reports on
> the process or (b) not seeing and/or reading existant status reports.

Yes, and lack of accountability/credit.  I'd like to be able to say, "hey,
this board member is really kicking ass for us." or "that guy never does
anything." but how can I?

I find the whole lack of communication situation rather ironic given that
we're here because of an instant messaging platform and we probably exchange
emails with these same people all the time.


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