[Foundation] Clarifications On Name Change Proposal
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
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