[Foundation] Clarifications On Name Change Proposal

Gregory Leblanc gleblanc at linuxweasel.com
Mon Jun 30 15:50:30 CDT 2003

On Mon, 2003-06-30 at 13:30, Evan Prodromou wrote:
> Some questions about the name change proposal, for the proposers:

Well, I'm not one of the proposers, but I'll answer the ones that -are-
answered by the proposal.

> 1) If the proposal passes, what name will be used between July and
>    October 2003?

This seems clear, it will remain the JSF during that time, as there
isn't anything to rename it to.

> 2) What happens if the Name Team's proposed new name(s) are rejected
>    by membership in the (suggested) October vote? Does the Team go
>    back to the drawing board, or does the name stay "Jabber"?

This one is indeed unclear from the proposal, though I think it's a
pretty unlikely circumstance, if the proposal passes.  

> 3) Does the Name Team have the option to simply re-propose the name
>    "Jabber"? Or to drop the name change project entirely, based on
>    further study?

The proposal is to remove the term "Jabber", so clearly re-proposing
"Jabber" wouldn't be an option for the Name Team. 

> 4) Is the Name Team a JSF Work Team as described in section 8.3 of the
>    bylaws? I just want to make sure of that.
> 5) Who will study the (direct) costs to the JSF of changing the name?
>    I believe there's probably corporate papers to file, etc. Is it up
>    to the Name Team to do this estimate, or does this need to be done
>    before the July 23rd vote?

The costs associated are to be investigated by the Name Team, according
to the proposal (Page 3, Name Change Procedure, Item 2).

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