[Members] XEP-0001: Remove impossible guarantee from XSF Objectives
stpeter at stpeter.im
Tue Jan 14 02:19:40 UTC 2020
On 1/13/20 5:13 PM, Travis Burtrum wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was asked to give some more context to my github PR 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.
These are objectives, not promises. I would prefer:
To guarantee, as far as possible, that any person or entity
can implement the protocols without encumbrance.
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