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A vote of gratitude for OpenNTF Steering Committee

Thu 30 Jul 2009, 09:55 PM



by Ben Langhinrichs
Committees, especially committees setting rules and standards and such, can be dreadfully tedious and time consuming.  Unfortunately, they are necessary, and we are all extremely fortunate to have the people on the OpenNTF Steering Committee putting in that tedious and time consuming work for our benefit.  Done right, these rules and protocols and license schemes and systems will make OpenNTF even more productive and useful for all of us.  From what I can tell, they seem to be doing it right, or as right as possible.  In many ways, it is a good sign to see people leaving the committee, because a committee that is doing nothing is no problem being on.  It is a committee that is fighting to make its way through the process that drives people away, sometimes because the tensions in the group get high, but often because people leave when they simply cannot spend that much time on the project.

So, thank you to the members of the OpenNTF Steering Committee, Vince Schuurman (Chairman), Nathan Freeman, Ludwig Nastansky, Justin Hill, John Head, Brent Peters, Scott Johnsen, to the past members who took part in the process earlier, and to all those Alliance members and others who are supporting the process.  It may feel like a long slog, but we appreciate your staying on track.  Best of luck as you continue fighting the good fight for all of us.

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