[Foundation] membership, money, and meritocracy

Iain Shigeoka iain at jivesoftware.com
Thu Apr 3 14:41:39 CST 2003


On 4/3/03 12:09, "johannes.wagener at gmx.net" <johannes.wagener at gmx.net>
wrote:

> A fee like 200$ would simply STOP me to join the JSF just because i would
> never earn such money with my client. And I wont accept to make it open
> source. In fact this would stop many of the free client developers for example

Matt made a suggestion earlier that would probably apply here. Essentially
you could apply for a fee waiver providing evidence for why you need the
waiver and should be a JSF member. A fee waiver essentially gives the Jabber
board the ability to allow exceptions on a case-by-case basis without
creating some huge ruleset to try and catch all these special cases.

Even if you weren't a JSF member, you can still contribute, and JEPs have
been open for submission and shepherding by non-JSF members from day one. So
really JSF membership isn't about contributing to the protocols/JEPs. It's
about helping to govern the JSF itself, run its internal programs, and help
promote the JSF goals.

-iain




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