[JDEV] Thoughts on AOL
RMiller at mweb.com
Thu Jan 10 07:13:49 CST 2002
Is there like any particular reason http://www.jabber.com should be dead?
Does this site still exist or is it merely a temp prob?
From: dlb [mailto:civintel at home.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2002 11:10 PM
To: jdev at jabber.org
Subject: Re: [JDEV] Thoughts on AOL
One thing to consider regarding AOL is that they'll have to adopt some
measure of interoperability, either standards based or w/ specific competing
services , prior to launching IM enhanced broadband applications within
cable regions covered by the AOL - Time Warner consent decree.
I think that this argues for a focus on the continued development of Jabber
in its role as a user /resource aware XML messaging & routing architecture.
The fundamental extensibility of Jabber along with the work being done w/
XML-RPC and SOAP , and the design concepts being implemented w/ Jabber2 have
the potential to establish Jabber as the platform of choice for precisely
these sorts of applications.
I don't see any way of overcoming the network effects supporting the
existing AOL service - you're never going to get a significant number of AOL
IM users to adopt Jabber and AOL won't allow interop until they're forced
to. One strategy that I think could work would be to position Jabber as a
competitor in the area of IM enhanced broadband apps and to deploy
applications and services within systems covered by the consent decree. AOL
isn't going to want a rival technology to gain a significant foothold in
this area and would eventually forward an interop proposal simply to enable
them to introduce rival applications.
preliminary work in this area could include :
Developing OCAP (OpenCable Applications Platform) compatible jabber
Developing ATVEF based clients for Liberate / AOLTV - ATVEF is based on web
dev. standards .
Promoting Jabber as a 'platform' for next generation BB and ITV apps.
if anyone else is interested in this area pls contact me
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