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

Harold E. Gottschalk Jr. heg at imissary.com
Wed Sep 25 11:36:04 CDT 2002


Marco and Michael,
Thank you for the update, I look forward to serving on one or more
committees. I am looking forward to the establishment of a few more,
like Sponsorship.

heg

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> 
> 
> 
> To add to this, we have also done a few more things.  We've delayed 
> approving the IPR policy until we've obtained outside counsel 
> to review 
> it.  In addition, we've delayed approving the Council JEP 
> process until 
> some refinements are done to it by Peter.  Peter is heading 
> up both of 
> these activities. 
> 
> We're going to form a Finance comittee to review the budget.  Tony is 
> going to clarify whether we owe any additional monies to JINC 
> for original 
> legal expenses.  We're also going to find an outside of JINC 
> treasurer.
> 
> Finally, we've recognized that Tony is going to take the 
> initiative to 
> help draft how we're going to work with other integration 
> standards as 
> well as provide the Membership with an update on our IETF efforts.
> 
> 
> 
> On Wed, 25 Sep 2002, Marco Palombi wrote:
> 
> > Harold,
> > 
> > the Board of Directors of the JSF has officially asked to 
> JINC their 
> > position about the Jabber Trademark. This is what the Board can do 
> > because the TM is currently owned by Jabber Inc. Knowing 
> the official 
> > position of JINC will help clarify the TM issue.
> > 
> > The Board has also approved the formation of 2 working groups, one 
> > about Marketing and the other about Protocol compliance. 
> The members 
> > of the foundation are encouraged participate in the working groups.
> > 
> > Marco Palombi
> > Tipic Inc.
> > http://www.tipic.com
> > e-mail & Jabber: ocrampal at tipic.com
> > blog: http://www.tipic.com/blog/ocrampal@tipic.com
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > >
> > > 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 like to see the Jabber Trademark issue resolved period.  I 
> > like the word Jabber, but am fine with XMPP, especially if we can 
> > place energies elsewhere.  I know this is blasphemy, my 
> opinion that 
> > is, but we have already spent massive time on this in the 
> past and it 
> > has been a divisive issue.  We have burned a lot of energy 
> and I would 
> > like to see it resolved one way or the other. -Open Source and 
> > Commercial Opinion-
> > 
> > > I would also like to know more from the Community about the other 
> > > points on Michael Bauer's Agenda.
> > 
> >   Sponsorship Initiatives
> >     Specifying Sponsorship Levels
> >     Updating Sponsorship Literature
> > In my board position paper I presented some concepts, 
> please consider 
> > them.  I feel this is an extremely import objective for the 
> > foundation. We need to increase the sponsorships to JSF. It is 
> > important to provide feed back to the sponsors at to what 
> their monies 
> > are being used for and how they may further benefit by sponsoring a 
> > specific activity.
> > 
> > 	IETF Standardization Process
> > Extremely import for JSF, make calls for participation, 
> with specific 
> > activities laid out for participants.
> > 
> >   Overall Goals of the Board
> > For the success of JSF it is Imperative to have stated goals, with 
> > specific targets for achievement.  A mission statement is 
> not the same 
> > as goals.  To get more participation the goals and 
> objectives need to 
> > be laid out.  We need to set up task and activities for 
> those goals so 
> > individuals can volunteer.  Maybe we can look at goals as a 
> > JabberStudio project.
> > 
> > 
> > I like what Michael has laid out and believe that we are now on the 
> > right track, so I am looking forward to assisting on the execution.
> > 
> > heg
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