[Foundation] membership, money, and meritocracy

Shawn Wilton shawn at black9.net
Fri Apr 4 00:11:56 CST 2003

This is where I would completely disagree with you.  These are the best 
people to have in the JSF because when it comes to specific subjects of 
importance they are more likely to dig in and participate rather than 
try and play jack of all trades.  I would much rather have a member who 
cares passionately about one thing related to jabber than just trying to 
participate in ALL of jabber.  Jabber is getting big and it's ridiculous 
to think that you can help to shape all of it unless of course you have 
unlimited free time.


Matt Tucker wrote:

> Johannes,
>> 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.
> Regards,
> Matt
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