[JDEV] IM summit 8 September

Patrick McCuller patrick at kia.net
Thu Aug 19 19:22:19 CDT 1999

> From: jdev-admin at jabber.org [mailto:jdev-admin at jabber.org]On Behalf Of
> Sent: Thursday, August 19, 1999 7:32 PM
> Actually, that was just the reaction of some on the IMPP list... the
> issues were straightened out and some representatives of the IETF will be
> attending as will most companies involved in the IM space.  The reason for
> the initial "closed-door" approach by pulver.com was, as I understand it,
> only to keep the press out.

	I wrote my response quickly and it shows. It was my reaction as well, and
I'm as yet unpersuaded. But that's a separate topic. Thanks for setting the
record straight.


PS: re below. The IMPP group's charter specifically steers it away from a
general notification system (ie. a toaster letting a microwave know it is
online). However, I can see the connection when applied to people (and
phones) and I do wish the Pulver people luck. It would be nice to
realistically turn off my long distance service...

> On the contrary, pulver.com is primarily interested in voice+ip, and
> they've discovered that for net telephony to really be a success, it needs
> an open instant messaging and status notification network in place.  So
> they are hosting the summit simply to help accelerate the standardization
> progress and bring everyone together to talk about the issues.

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