[jdev] Facebook XMPP

Sylvain Hellegouarch sh at defuze.org
Thu May 15 03:21:53 CDT 2008

>> To come back at Sander's point, I don't think we can blame client's
>> developers indeed but rather we should wonder why Facebook has dropped
>> their own technology like that?
> I highly doubt they are dropping their technology, the web based chat
> will im sure stay, just like google has the web based gtalk inside of
> gmail, they are just adding an XMPP interface to their chat app.

If they do, I wonder how sustainable that would be. That would seem like a
costly move.

>> Will they open their servers for instance and be part of an open
>> federation?
> That's one thing im wondering, my thought would be probably not given
> how their friend function works (i.e. you need to be on facebook to link
> friends, or whether they will add a whole you class of external friends
> to handle federated friends.

That's what I'm afraid of as well. Probably that they will also create
their own extensions like Google does. That's always a risk with companies
that claim using open standards... well to a certain extent.

- Sylvain

Sylvain Hellegouarch

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