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

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Wed Sep 25 13:00:16 CDT 2002


I'm wondering if we need a dedicated Fundraising Committee? Also it would
be good to get a commitment from the Board (and maybe that lazy Executive
Director) on some fundraising targets and a draft budget before the next
Board meeting.

Peter

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Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation
http://www.jabber.org/people/stpeter.html

On Wed, 25 Sep 2002, Harold E. Gottschalk Jr. wrote:

> 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
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: members-admin at jabber.org 
> > [mailto:members-admin at jabber.org] On Behalf Of bauer at michaelbauer.com
> > Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2002 9:06 PM
> > To: members at jabber.org
> > Subject: Re: R: [Foundation] I: [Board] Agenda Discussion
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 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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