[Foundation] Clarifications On Name Change Proposal

Barry Lee bglee at myjabber.net
Tue Jul 1 07:10:17 CDT 2003


We at sltsCommunications will also be willing to pick up some of the
costs in changing the name of the Foundation.

By being one of the proposers to the submission we believe that the
community will be a lot stronger and attract more sponsors of all sizes
to help build a better protocol.

Barry


-----Original Message-----
From: members-admin at jabber.org [mailto:members-admin at jabber.org] On
Behalf Of Matt Tucker
Sent: Monday, June 30, 2003 11:49 PM
To: members at jabber.org
Subject: Re: [Foundation] Clarifications On Name Change Proposal

Matt,

> "Exorbitant costs" to a for-profit corporation and to a non-profit 
> corporation are likely vastly different amounts.  I'm unfamiliar with
the 
> balance sheet for JSF, but would guess that it would make the heart of
> your average software company CEO palpitate with anxiety.

Heh, I'm sure it would. :)

> Nonetheless, for the sake of forward motion, perhaps it's sufficient
to 
> put upper and lower bounds on the cost and move on.

I would argue that the costs of *not* making a name change would be far 
more exorbitant in terms of lost sponsors, lowered effectiveness as a 
standards body, etc. In any case, I think a reasonable estimate for name

change expenses would be a few hundred dollars to $1K. I can't speak for

other sponsors, but Jive Software would be willing to pick up some of 
these expenses.

Regards,
Matt

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