[Foundation] membership, money, and meritocracy
shawn at black9.net
Sat Apr 5 23:20:05 CST 2003
> On Saturday, Apr 5, 2003, at 14:29 America/Denver, Shawn Wilton wrote:
>> 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.
> For the record, I _don't_ get paid to participate in the JSF -- I do so
> on my time. I've been participating in this community, and dealing with
> the volumes of email it generates since before there were ANY companies
> that worked on Jabber.
Nice to know. Glad you have found time. Very honorable of you.
> Looking back at the logo issue that bothered you so, the email noting
> that the vote would happen wasn't more than a page, and you had two full
> days to read it. Please don't complain about long emails unless they
> really are long. Most of the emails on the Jabber lists tend towards 1-2
> pages. Only the really technical ones go over that.
Sorry, I would consider that email long.
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