[Foundation] JSF == Jabber Standards Foundation?

adamtheo at theoretic.com adamtheo at theoretic.com
Thu May 22 10:48:19 CDT 2003

Hell yea!

This has always bothered me, but I've not bothered to bring it up for risk
of starting a controversy or flame war, and also because I just assumed
the name was set in stone and no-one on the Board would be interested in
the change. I think Jabber Standards Foundation not only accurately
depicts the JSF in every way, but I don't think the vast majority of
people would find it too intimidating or scary.

> 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".

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