[Foundation] Clarifications On Name Change Proposal

Matt Tucker matt at jivesoftware.com
Tue Jul 1 14:42:06 CDT 2003


Sorry that I haven't expressed my viewpoint on the cost issue better. 
Basically, I believe that the costs of a name change are low enough that 
they don't warrant important consideration versus all the advantages 
that we laid out in the letter. I think all of us making the proposal 
share that belief, which is why there isn't much of a discussion about 
costs in the letter.


Evan Prodromou wrote:
>>>>>>"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.
> ~ESP
> * Repetition: the soul of humor.

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