[Foundation] membership, money, and meritocracy

Shawn Wilton shawn at black9.net
Sat Apr 5 15:29:35 CST 2003

You ever read a science journal?  They have these things called 
abstracts.  This may only be email, but if you wish your words to be 
truly effective in the audience they're intended to reach then you need 
to paraphrase your 1000+ word email in a few key sentences at the top.  
I'm not going to read every email to the end.  I don't have that much 
time.  I already spend 3+ hours a day reading email.  I don't get paid 
to use jabber, I don't get paid to develop with jabber and I don't get 
paid to advocate jabber.  What I do I do only because I like jabber and 
I wish to continue to see it evolve.  So for someone who gets paid to 
use and develop with jabber something along the lines of "Freedom 
requires eternal vigilance", and to be a member you must read a lot of 
email is, simply put a crock of shit. 

Nothing personal.

Dave Smith wrote:

> On Thursday, Apr 3, 2003, at 23:50 America/Denver, Shawn Wilton wrote:
>> I apologize but with the amount of email I get and with the amount of 
>> time I get I do not get a chance to read every jabber email word for 
>> word.  If the first 3-10 sentences don't have all the information I 
>> need then the email gets discarded.  Sorry I did not participate in 
>> the logo  process earlier on, I certainly wish I had.
> As for only reading 3-10 lines of every email, then I guess that not 
> being a member would be fine with you. Put another way, "Freedom 
> requires eternal vigilance". If you want to be a member, then you're 
> gonna need to participate (be vigilant) -- and that means reading LOTS 
> of email.
> Excuses like this are simply ridiculous.
> D.
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