iain at jivesoftware.com
Thu Oct 9 16:14:59 CDT 2003
As the JSF and my needs have evolved, I have found that the JSF and my
needs have begun to diverge. This past summer, the growing difference
in direction culminated in a name change proposal by myself and several
other JSF members. The name change proposal was an effort to provide
for the growing needs of small businesses, JINC, and the JSF community
while continuing to maintain a unified JSF organization. The membership
voted the name change proposal down.
However, the JSF board responded to our needs by proposing an XMPP.org
team be formed within the JSF to plan and eventually implement a new
subgroup in the JSF. The XMPP.org subgroup would work to address the
growing needs of small businesses. We applauded the move and were
excited to be working with the JSF to bring this about.
Unfortunately, in last week's board meeting, before the XMPP.org team
had a chance to even create a preliminary proposal, the board
unilaterally revoked the XMPP.org team's autonomy and changed the scope
and charter of the group. The new charter makes the XMPP.org team a
redundant extension of the existing IETF efforts within the JSF and
does not address any of the needs which we were led to believe it
would. The decision was extremely disappointing and clearly signals to
me that the JSF no longer meets my needs.
Therefore, I am regretfully resigning as Compliance Team leader and JSF
member, effective immediately.
I know our mutual goals will align in certain areas and hope we can
continue to work together in the future.
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