[Members] Voting criteria

Nolan Eakins sneakin at semanticgap.com
Tue May 10 03:45:13 CDT 2005


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Johannes Wagener wrote:

|Last year I wrote an application that should make it more simple for
users
|(of the protocol) to develop jabber dependend applications. Sadly
there was
|nearly no interest in it. I thought about the reasons for this... ok,
maybe
|it's idea or design is not usefull enough :/ Anyway I am thinking
about if
|it is worth to start another jabber project. My first two projects were
|simple Jabber Chat Messengers. Even there it was impossible to get enough

Jabber Chat Messengers...the lack of interest is right there in the
name. :-)

|Btw. I would still welcome an official jabber related software
project that
|is directly under control of the JSF - in example a mozilla XMPP
plugin for
|Thunderbird or some extension for one of the big email servers (as
software)
|to fuse them with XMPP. Together we could be strong enough to spawn
our own
|KILLER APP and I would be motivated to spend my restricted time in
writing
|code.

Choosing such a project would be more hassle than it's worth. The best
way is a voluntary process. The author(s) of an open-source project
apply to make their project an official JSF project, the members
and/or council vote on the project, if it's accepted the copyrights
must be signed over to the JSF, and development continues as it did
pre-JSF.

Some PR and other project infrastructure might be needed too, but a
democratic process would involve less disagreements than if we just
said "let's take /my/ client and make it JSF official" because a
competing developer would get a bit inflamed.

I suppose it would be a lot like membership, but for a project. The
project gets to carry the JSF badge.

- - Nolan
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