[jdev] a vision

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Wed Mar 11 13:10:17 CDT 2009

On Wed Mar 11 18:00:08 2009, Dirk Meyer wrote:
> Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> > For me the idea here is that jabber.org will be the  
> community-driven
> > "running code" laboratory for the formal "rough consensus"  
> technologies
> > produced by the XMPP Standards Foundation. The goal is to build  
> an open
> > and distributed IM, presence, data, and VoIP service that can  
> provide a
> > realistic alternative to closed systems like Skype.
> We should be prepared to answer the question why Jabber? My sister  
> has a
> Skype account and her friends also have one. Why should she download
> this Jabber thing? Don't answer with freedom and open -- that has no
> meaning for the average user.

Security, accountability, and transparency.

If any of these don't fit well, yet, then we should fix 'em.

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