[Foundation] JSF == Jabber Standards Foundation?

Harold E. Gottschalk Jr. heg at imissary.com
Thu May 22 12:58:36 CDT 2003

I am against this change 200%.  

My personal opinion is that we have not gotten the traction needed
because we do not have a reference piece of software.  I would hope one
day we move away from just this notion of being a standards organization
and produce an piece of software that we are willing to stand behind.

I am of the opinion that the reason it has been driven as a standard org
is due to the fact of Jabber, Inc is selling Jabber software and not to
take sales away from Jinc.  Jinc did create the foundation, Jinc
personnel wrote and design the foundation not to compete with them.
They had the right to create what they wanted, but now it is our choice
to continue down that road or not.  I would prefer to not go down that
road at all!  The board is still made up of a majority of individuals
that have worked or are working for Jabber Inc.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: members-admin at jabber.org 
> [mailto:members-admin at jabber.org] On Behalf Of Peter Saint-Andre
> Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2003 8:23 AM
> To: members at jabber.org
> Subject: [Foundation] JSF == Jabber Standards Foundation?
> 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".
> Thoughts?
> Peter
> -- 
> Peter Saint-Andre
> Jabber Software Foundation http://www.jabber.org/people/stpeter.php
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