[Foundation] membership, money, and meritocracy

Matt Tucker matt at jivesoftware.com
Thu Apr 3 14:23:47 CST 2003


> Well, you are right :)
> contribution is not for evry one.
 > [snip]
 > Whatever our non open source and not very commercial clients are also
 > part of the Jabber world and I think we deserve influence on the
 > Jabber Protocol and stuff as same as the other two parties.
 > Paractically it is probably not possibel to distinguish between really
 > commercials and those hobby "commercial" non open source developers.
 > I also don't want newcommers to get excluded just because they don't
 > want their app becoming open source.
 > [snip]
 > Of course I can understand that some of the more active
 > contributorsare disapointed that there are so many "ideling"
 > ppl around.

Respectfully, I think the answer in this case is that people in your 
situation are valued members of the larger Jabber community. However, 
they may not make good candidates for members in the JSF.


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