[jadmin] Advertising xmpp

Sander Devrieze s.devrieze at pandora.be
Fri Jan 4 08:39:39 CST 2008


2008/1/4, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im>:
> In my experience, while a lot of open-source advocates do support open
> standards like XMPP or Ogg or OOXML, many others are perfectly happy to
> use closed protocols and formats like AIM/MSN/Yahoo or MP3 or .doc, as
> long as the source code for their application is free/open.
>
> Linux distros already include multi-protocol IM clients (e.g., on KDE
> there's Kopete, on Ubuntu probably Pidgin) and those clients support
> XMPP, so it's not as if those distros are ignoring Jabber technologies,
> but they don't particularly emphasize such support (e.g., by making it
> easy for a user to get an account at a Jabber service). So maybe that's
> one area we could focus on.

I believe I heard somewhere Canonical wants to integrate XMPP more
tight in Launchpad and Ubuntu...

> > I've never really used the Mac, so no idea if Apple have their
> > own standard.
>
> Apple's iChat client supports both XMPP (they call it "Jabber"!) and AOL
> Instant Messenger.

...with some closed extensions for voice and video chat.

-- 
Mvg, Sander Devrieze.



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