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

bauer at michaelbauer.com bauer at michaelbauer.com
Wed Sep 25 13:10:16 CDT 2002


I think we had looked at this as part of the overall Marketing program.  
I'm just going to suggest that you and I get something going on the 
fundraising front, Heg, since the offers we're going to make to businesses 
are going to have some marketing collateral elements to them.  

Anyone else interested in getting involved with this Marketing (and 
Fundraising) Committee?

As for that lazy good-for-nothing Executive Director, yes, the draft 
budget is expected at the next Board meeting.

On Wed, 25 Sep 2002, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:

> 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
> 
> --
> 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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