R: [Foundation] I: [Board] Agenda Discussion

Marco Palombi marco.palombi at tipic.com
Sat Sep 14 07:23:45 CDT 2002


thank you for your contribution; the IPR issues are high on my agenda too. I
consider them very important for keeping together the community of OS
developers and the Commercial entities.

I would like to hear more from the Foundation Members and the Community in
general about the Jabber Trademark (who should own it in the best interest
of the Jabber Community as a whole); I would like to know in particular:

- what is the feeling of Open Source developers ?
- what is the feeling of Commercial entities ?
- what is the position of Jabber Inc. ?

I would also like to know more from the Community about the other points on
Michael Bauer's Agenda.

Marco Palombi
Tipic Inc.
e-mail & Jabber: ocrampal at tipic.com
blog: http://www.tipic.com/blog/ocrampal@tipic.com

-----Messaggio originale-----
Da: members-admin at jabber.org [mailto:members-admin at jabber.org]Per conto
di DJ Adams
Inviato: venerdi 13 settembre 2002 10.28
A: members at jabber.org
Oggetto: Re: [Foundation] I: [Board] Agenda Discussion

On Wed, Sep 11, 2002 at 01:41:23PM +0200, Marco Palombi wrote:
> Dear Foundation Members,
> Michael Bauer has put together a comprehensive (IMHO) list of topics to be
> discussed during the first Board meeting.
> Since I am a newly elected Board Member and I do not know some of you, I
> would like to receive your opinion about these points. Feel free to write
> the list or to me.

Hi Marco, you know me (we met at JabberConf in 2001 :-) but I'll give my
opinion anyway.

I think the formation of a fresh board, with members from the community and
Jabber Inc (and other commercial entities) is a good opportunity to clear
up the IPR issues that have dogged debate for a good while. I'm not the
best person to state what should and shouldn't be, as I understand there
are complexities to be addressed. But surely we should, at this stage, be
able as a foundation, to be clear on where everyone stands. Can the board
address this issue, with an action point to document clearly and precisely
where the Foundation stands, and Jabber Inc, wrt the trademark (and other
IPR?) issues? This would help a lot, I think. Based on a clear position, I
think the Foundation would then have a solid basis from which to progress
with initiatives such as "Jabber Powered" and so on.

It's especially important at this stage in Jabber's life where we're dealing
with the IETF and a greater context of groups and people.


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