[Foundation] Clarifications On Name Change Proposal

Dave Smith dizzyd at jabber.org
Mon Jun 30 17:38:27 CDT 2003


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On Monday, Jun 30, 2003, at 14:48 America/Denver, Matt Tucker wrote:

>> 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"?
>
> The way the voting works will be determined by the Team. I'd guess 
> that people would vote on what names they liked most so there would 
> almost for sure be a winning name at the end of the voting process.

Sorry to be a bit pedantic here, but this _is_ an important issue, and 
if we're gonna do it, we need to have our ducks in a row from the get 
go. Saying that "there would almost for sure be a winning name" is not 
sufficient. We MUST clearly detail how the team deals with deadlock or 
"failure" before we vote on this proposal.

>> 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?
>
> This would be done by the team.

Can we also require the team to provide an official findings document 
which lays out the costs in detail?

Thanks.

Diz
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