[Foundation] JSF Resignation
matt at jivesoftware.com
Thu Oct 9 16:19:54 CDT 2003
As an xmpp.org team member, I've considered the recent board decision to
change the xmpp.org charter carefully. Unfortunately, I think it's no
longer possible for us to accomplish what I had hoped for the site.
Specifically, to create:
* a place to promote the protocol that isn't commercially encumbered
by the "Jabber" brand.
* a place that can have a more balanced approach between commerical
and open source interests.
* a place to develop XMPP extensions that are not of interest to
Therefore, I'm resigning from the xmpp.org team. I'm also disheartened
by the general direction of the JSF and the continued rigid attitudes
towards change. I had thought that the fairly close name change proposal
vote would serve as a basis for some amount of reform, but that appears
to not be the case. Unfortunately, that means I'm also resigning my JSF
membership. Of course, I'll still play an active role in developing and
promoting XMPP, but it will have to be through a different medium than
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