[Members] New xmpp.org: Status

Will Sheward will at willsheward.co.uk
Tue Oct 5 12:22:17 CST 2010

On 29 Sep 2010, at 14:07, <jehan at zemarmot.net> <jehan at zemarmot.net> wrote:

> 1/ 'Resources > Certificates' page is really advertising a lot
> StartCom. 

OK, I'll bring this up with the Board/Council to decide on wording.

> 2/ The table in 'XMPP Software > Libraries' would gain into having a
> license column
> 3/ The 'XMPP Software > Clients' list would be better as a table, as
> are the Servers and Libraries list, and also with all the same
> informations (license, platforms in particular, GUI/Non-GUI, etc.).

The issues with tables (all of them) are still under discussion. I certainly cannot see any reason why this information shouldn't be included. There are some issues with the plugin that's being used to generate the tables, when these are sorted out (permissions and possible security implications) the clients list will be moved into the same type of  searchable table format that the others have.

> 4/ Linked to xmpp.org is the brother website for the service
> jabber.org. And the links from jabber.org to xmpp.org have apparently
> not been updated.

I'm not sure who maintains jabber.org (anyone?). I'll find out and make sure these are corrected. We also need to make sure redirects for the old pages are put in place. I guess it is my responsibility to compile and the responsibility of someone on the item to implement.

> 5/ If I understand well, the procedure for sponsors is changing...

Currently we have no *new* sponsors, who fit into the Gold/Platinum/Titanium bands (actually we do have some but no 'live' sponsors). At the last Board meeting we agreed that the existing sponsors would be removed from the site at the end of this year, to be replaced with the new ones we're in the process of signing up. Those new sponsorship will run for 12 months, in line with the calendar year.

> 6/ On the side of the home page, there is an icon which let suppose
> that you can donate to the foundation in a variety of way (all the
> famous credit cards, etc.), and the link in "#paypal" lets suppose there
> is a paypal account for this....

I'll take an action to sort this out. While I don't think there's a long queue of people waiting to give us money, it doesn't make sense to make this process a difficult one.

> Actually the whole donation stuff is very messy. It is mixed with the
> sponsorship procedure, which is obviously rather oriented to companies.
> But there exists many people who would love to simply donate, as
> individuals, a more or less small amount of money to the XSF, simply
> because they want to help with the foundation's activities. There should
> really be a dedicated page to this kind of stuffs, and also with a list
> of the donators (though they can ask to be anonymous). This is a very
> different side of the sponsorship process which should be kept separate
> from the corporate sponsorship.

We could have an 'individual donors' page where we thank those individuals who have made donations of money or materials to the XSF. This would have to contains quite a few names before it looked sensible. I think we'll keep to the one page for the moment with the aim of moving in this direction should circumstances allow it.

> 8/ Don't you plan on announcing the new website on the news feed (which
> appears to be our former "blog" as far as I can see) on the website?

You're right we should. And we will as soon as the points you've raised above are sorted out :-)


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