[Foundation] JSF == Jabber Standards Foundation?

Ralph Meijer jabberfoundation at ralphm.ik.nu
Thu May 22 10:30:19 CDT 2003


On Thu, May 22, 2003 at 10:22:50AM -0500, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> Since we haven't had a good controversy on this list in at least a week,
> I figured I'd stir things up again. As you may know, Tony Bamonti and I
> have been working to recruit sponsors for the JSF. When we describe what
> the JSF does, sponsors (as well as journalists and the general public) 
> often find it confusing that we're the Jabber Software Foundation but 
> we don't create or distribute software (in the way that, say, the Apache
> Software Foundation does). Instead, what the JSF does is manage and 
> promote the Jabber protocol, thus setting standards for use by the 
> Jabber community. So I'm thinking it might be easier to communicate our 
> mission if JSF stood for "Jabber Standards Foundation".

I agree that we don't create software as JSF, but we do more than managing
standards. We also promote, educate and market Jabber/XMPP.

Ralphm



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