[Foundation] Clarifications On Name Change Proposal

Evan Prodromou evan at prodromou.san-francisco.ca.us
Tue Jul 1 13:45:06 CDT 2003

>>>>> "MT" == Matt Tucker <matt at jivesoftware.com> writes:

    MT> Evan, Even though I still don't think cost should be one of
    MT> the main considerations in this decision... :)

I guess I'm having a hard time seeing your position on this. Maybe
what you're trying to say is that this is a matter of principle, and
for a principle that one holds dearly, cost should not be an issue?

I'm not a rhetoric coach, but I don't know if that's the tack I'd take
in this matter. My guess is that only a relative minority feels
strongly about this issue. I think you actually said before that I
don't have to believe everything in the proposal letter in order to
vote for the proposal.

If I were trying to convince people to vote for this proposal, I'd
probably try to outline the potential benefits for the whole community
-- that, post-name-change, there would be a more even playing field,
and thus more corporate financial and practical support, and
faster/better/stronger growth of Jäbbër* from there. I'd probably also
try to point out that the costs -- tangible and intangible -- are
relatively low compared to the benefits.

    MT> [cost estimates]

    MT> So, the low end is just over $100 and the high end is a bit
    MT> over $1000. If there are further line items that people wanted
    MT> to discuss we could certainly do so, but I think it's really a
    MT> job for the team.

Fair enough. I think we're in the same ballpark, here, money-wise.


* Repetition: the soul of humor.

Evan Prodromou
evan at prodromou.san-francisco.ca.us

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