[Members] Voting criteria

Hal Rottenberg halr9000 at gmail.com
Tue May 10 20:29:17 CDT 2005


> Eehm. It's not like the average JSF member is bored and has lots and
> lots of spare time. IMO there are more productive things that the JSF
> could do than create even more open-source projects, what would the
> added value of being an 'official JSF project' be anyway?

"Marketing."

I didn't say anything about creating new projects, only certifying
existing ones.  I am personally by no means bored, but there's a lot
of people on this planet, there are sure to be some wanting to help
but not qualified or interested in other methods.  So it suits us best
to tell everyone the various ways they can help and welcome them,
rather than pick one or two ways and end up narrowing the field of
interested parties.
 
> IMO doing more marketing would be much, much, much more productive.
> There are already lots and lots of people programming cool things for
> Jabber. If we want to increase the number of projects further we should
> work on more basic stuff like making sure that people know what Jabber
> is, creating up to date documentation (FAQs, HOW-TOs, etc), making press
> releases, creating exposure for Jabber in the online and offline media,
> etc, etc, etc.

Yup, all this is good, of course.  I don't think those are any more
important than the other ideas discussed in this thread however.
 
> There has been a lot of talk about these things and also about
> new/better server/client lists, certification programs, etc, but almost
> nothing is followed through (yes, I know, jabbercentral.org isn't up an

That's the truth.  :(  I have big ideas and too little time,
personally.  I'm sure there a lot of us are like me.

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