[Members] XEP-0001: Remove impossible guarantee from XSF Objectives

Travis Burtrum travis at burtrum.org
Tue Jan 14 00:13:03 UTC 2020


Hi all,

I was asked to give some more context to my github PR[1] with an email
to the members list, so here it is.

The line I am proposing to remove is:

> To guarantee that any person or entity can implement the protocols
without encumbrance.

Basically the XSF being an organization that crosses all jurisdictions,
this simply isn't possible.  As far as I know we have no members
qualified to give legal opinions, and thus shouldn't even try.  Whether
a given person/business/entity can implement a XEP in their jurisdiction
can only be decided by them and their lawyers.

All the other Objectives listed there are clear and achievable, this one
is neither, and should be removed.

Thanks much,
Travis

[1]: https://github.com/xsf/xeps/pull/876


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