[jdev] GSoC proposal - open web XMPP client

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Tue Apr 1 09:58:44 CDT 2008

Pedro Melo wrote:
> On Mar 30, 2008, at 11:13 AM, Tomasz Sterna wrote:
>> Dnia 2008-03-29, sob o godzinie 22:20 +0100, Paweł Pacana pisze:
>>> I would like to propose/extend your GSoC idea of "open web based
>>> Jabber/XMPP client"
>> Maybe this is kind of off-topic, but...
>> Why another web client? What is wrong with JWChat?
>> And if there is something, maybe it's better to put the efforts in
>> extending/fixing JWChat?
> That's just not how human nature works. Unless you are being chased by
> very large and terrifying beasts, that will eat your young, humans don't
> rally and join forces. And in our little world, I don't think MSN and
> Yahoo are out to eat our young, at least not anymore.
> I love the fact that new developers come to XMPP with fresh enthusiasm
> and ideas, look around and say "I can do better than that". I love to
> see them try and do it all from the start. Most will fail, but some will
> succeed and will gain a respect by the small details in the XMPP specs,
> they will gain a experience that you cannot get anywhere else.

And the point of Google Summer of Code is for the students to learn, not
primarily for students to contribute to an existing project. At the same
time, I think it's good to impeove existing projects rather than
starting something new all the time. :)


Peter Saint-Andre

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