[Foundation] voting update

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Fri Mar 7 19:18:40 CST 2003

I've read replies to this thread and others have poked me off-list about
how the Bylaws require 10 days' notice before any meeting of the members,
etc. A few points:

Nothing says the members need to decide what the new logo is. The Board
could do it, the Executive Director could do it, etc. I'm trying to be
inclusive but I'm also trying to ensure that our nice new logo is featured
prominently in all the conference brochures for this summer's O'Reilly
Open Source Convention (OSCON), which is extremely important to Jabber and
the JSF as a way to "re-introduce" Jabber to the open-source developers
there. I did not realize how tight the O'Reilly deadline was until quite
recently and I posted to the list as soon as I knew. I'm sorry if people
feel like we're hurrying the process, but in point of fact we *are*
hurrying so that we can make a positive impression at OSCON. I don't like
this any more than you do and I'd like to discuss it as a leisurely pace,
but the reality of the situation is such that if we go slow, we won't have
our logo in the brochures. Sometimes reality is messy.

Today is my day off (yeah, right) and I'm not going to work this weekend
other than to make sure memberbot is running correctly and maybe to do a
little work on the XMPP WG stuff, but hopefully I'll return fresh on
Monday and be a little less cranky and I'll be able to put all this in a
more positive light.

Have a great weekend.


Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation

On Fri, 7 Mar 2003, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:

> Thanks for the input/feedback/flames. A few quick comments (I'm not
> supposed to be working today but here I am):
> 1. I posted about the process (Marketing Team to whittle down the list,
> everyone invited to help) and no one complained. After that process, some
> folks (who didn't volunteer to help) didn't like the results. You had your
> chance, tough luck. If y'all really don't like the winner, we can always
> have a vote of the membership and start another logo contest. We have an
> official meeting once a quarter and you can always add agenda items. Or
> people can call for a special meeting. It's all in the Bylaws.
> 2. Yes, memberbot was down for a while -- seems to have crashed after I
> crashed last night. It's back up now and you should be able to vote. If
> you can't vote, poke me off-list.
> 3. No, we're not changing the voting process now for write-in votes and so
> on. We don't change voting processes while voting is going on, as the
> results cannot be trusted and some folks want to vote over again and it's
> a royal pain for no significant gain.
> Sorry for not being more understanding, but I'm *tired*.
> Keep those cards and letters coming! ;)
> Peter
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