[jdev] a vision

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Wed Mar 11 13:28:54 CDT 2009

On Wed Mar 11 18:16:32 2009, Remko Tronçon wrote:
> > 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.
Oh. I didn't think this was about useful. I thought this was about  
convincing Dirk's sister with impressive sounding buzzwords that we  
can backup with some kind of fact.

> 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.

Jingle, etc, yes. But really, we need to make it cool. The only way I  
can see to do that is to add on social networking as a core feature  
of "Jabber".

Dave Cridland - mailto:dave at cridland.net - xmpp:dwd at dave.cridland.net
  - acap://acap.dave.cridland.net/byowner/user/dwd/bookmarks/
  - http://dave.cridland.net/
Infotrope Polymer - ACAP, IMAP, ESMTP, and Lemonade

More information about the JDev mailing list