[Foundation] membership, money, and meritocracy

Shawn Wilton 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.

> Diz
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