[jdev] a vision

Remko Tronçon remko at el-tramo.be
Wed Mar 11 13:16:32 CDT 2009

> 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.

As a goal, this doesn't say much to the average user indeed. However,
you could swing it in a way that says "Connects/Works with/... popular
services such as Google Talk, Live Journal, ..." Security could indeed
also appeal to some (I think people like to hear that what they're
doing is 'secure', they don't even need to understand). Accountability
and transparency, that I don't really know why that would be useful.

I agree we should make a strong case for switching. And that's why we
need deployed and working features such as Jingle to leverage this.


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