[Foundation] membership, money, and meritocracy

Shawn Wilton shawn at black9.net
Fri Apr 4 00:14:03 CST 2003

If JSF isn't about Jeps and Advocacy then what exactly is the point and 
why would I want to waste $200 on it?  I push Jabber to everyone I know 
adn meet.  I've written clients and I've aided in the development and 
upkeep of Jabber libraries.  Are you telling me that I now have to apply 
for a fee waiver just because I no longer have as much time as I used to?


Iain Shigeoka wrote:

>On 4/3/03 12:09, "johannes.wagener at gmx.net" <johannes.wagener at gmx.net>
>>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.
>Members mailing list
>Members at jabber.org

More information about the Members mailing list