[JDEV] Buddy Lists as a communications hub

Thomas Charron tcharron at ductape.net
Tue Oct 5 20:51:04 CDT 1999

Quoting "Edwards, Jim" <jim.edwards at intel.com>:
> I'd like to suggest that in the future, presence may
> be an enabling technology for much richer communication experiences -
> communications that go way beyond simple instant messaging.  For one
> possible approach see http://developer.intel.com/ial/ilc/.  Note:
> this is not a pitch for the technology found at the URL, just perhaps
> a direction for future work beyond basic presence and instant
> messaging.

  Jim..  The technology Intel is using in ILC is fairly basic.  I could, right 
now, right a simply C based API that could be used in conjunction with a Jabber 
server to relay exactly the same type of information that the Launch and 
Connect system is using.  If they are using something groundbreaking, I simply 
don't see it..  It's simply a client API that can be used to communicate with a 
server and other clients.  Instant messaging is just that.  ANY data can be a 
message, be it human readble or not.  Heck, as part of JNX, we have a system 
that can detect logged 'security' concerns over an entire server farm, and log 
them in one primary location.  It's simply not that hard to do.  Simply put, as 
far as I can see, ILC is simply a hardcoded client that uses a buddy list on a 
server, and exchanges data with it..

  I'm also curiouse.  You happen to share that same 9 character domain, 
Intel.com.  Are you involved with this project in any way?

Thomas Charron
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