[JDEV] Does IBM chooses XMPP or SIMPLE?

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Thu May 15 11:28:21 CDT 2003

Mattias Campe wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm a little bit confused: at http://www.jabber.org/sponsors/ibm.php I 
> read that IBM is a sponsor for the JSF, great :).
> But then, on the other hand, I read in the article "XMPP rises to face 
> SIMPLE standard" the following
> <quote>
> Whereas Microsoft and IBM have thrown their weight behind SIMPLE, a 
> groundswell of support is rising behind XMPP, as Hewlett-Packard, 
> Intel,  Hitachi, Sony, and others invest in the technology.
> </quote>
> Are they both correct? It would suprise me that IBM puts money in XMPP 
> and effort in SIMPLE?
> confusing greetings,
> Mattias
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Most large companies have several divisions that work on competing and 
sometimes contradictory ideas. They are all traded under one name, but 
for most practical purposes these units are quite separate (I am 
avoiding the term fragmented). The net decision (throwing their weight) 
is really a weighted decision of the various units within a company 
coupled with their relative importance in the internal food chain.

And then there is marketing...


Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA

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