[Foundation] membership, money, and meritocracy

Iain Shigeoka iain at jivesoftware.com
Sat Apr 5 14:10:08 CST 2003


Hi all,

I wonder if maybe the Jini community process may be a useful model to look
at (http://www.jini.org). They have tried to balance commercial and
community interests by forming a general and commercial house for purposes
of voting and moving technologies forward (sort of paralleling the US two
houses of congress). Perhaps we can do something similar to balance the
commercial vs community tension that seems to be evident in this thread. For
example, we could have commercial house membership require fees (Jini's does
not because Sun is footing all the bills) but leave general house membership
free and purely merit based.

I'd prefer to think we're not in a completely unique situation. :)

-iain




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