[Foundation] Resignation

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Thu Oct 9 17:03:35 CDT 2003

Hi Iain,

As I posted with regard to Matt Tucker's resignation, I'm sorry to see
you go. You are always welcome to apply for membership in the future, of
course. Since your resignation was immediate, I've unsubscribed you from
the relevant members-only mailing lists; if you would like to continue
yor conversation with people on those lists, you will need to do so off
the lists.

Thank you for your past contributions.


On Thu, Oct 09, 2003 at 02:14:59PM -0700, Iain Shigeoka wrote:
> Hi all,
> 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.
> Sincerely,
> iain shigeoka
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Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation

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