[Members] Civil Disobedience

Ralph Meijer jabberfoundation at ralphm.ik.nu
Thu Aug 25 03:27:54 CDT 2005


On Wed, Aug 24, 2005 at 07:35:44PM +0200, Johannes Wagener wrote:
> Well,
> 
> I am not of the opinion too give google too much time.
> 
> I think we have to act politically and write exactly this letter now. In 
> addition to that I expect that google already awaits some kind of 
> reaction from us - and in fact, we have the position, the right and the 
> obligation to react! I am sure, they already have their plans fix and 
> that we probably wont surprise them with such a letter, too.
> 
> With thinking politically I mean that we should tell them - also in the 
> public - what we expect jabber to be. We should do this now because this 
> is probably the best time te get good press. If we wait too long people 
> will get used to current conditions and nobody will take notice from our 
> voice.

I'll just respond this one mail out of the whole thread. I think my
fellow council members expressed my opinion quite well and add the
following:

We /are/ already communicating with the Google people. That's Peter's
job as Executive Director of the JSF as outlined in our bylaws, and he
has a pretty good track record at that. I believe talking on this level
is (already) much more effective and productive than writing some open
letter that automatically creates a distance.

-- 
Groetjes,

ralphm


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