[Foundation] Clarifications On Name Change Proposal

Matt Tucker matt at jivesoftware.com
Mon Jun 30 22:49:13 CDT 2003


> "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.


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