[jdev] a vision
xma at gnu.org
Wed Mar 11 18:25:27 CDT 2009
I have this vision for jabber.org services:
1. A clean and simple website with minimal text that will help end
users get started with Jabber.
Yeah. Less content but precious one.
3. Internationalized versions of everything so that volunteers around
the world can run sites like de.jabber.org (Germany) and pt.jabber.org
In case fr.jabber.org would emerge, I am willing to volunteer in
helping maintaining it (with other french pokes).
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.
None of this would be exclusive. We'd still strongly encourage people to
run their own XMPP services and join the network. But we'd also work
hard to have worldwide coverage under the jabber.org banner.
Server federation is a good way to go, IMO.
Call this "Jabber 2.0" if you must. In any case, I think it's time for a
strong community centered at jabber.org to provide technology leadership
in the communication space and thus help us all achieve the original
mission that Jeremie Miller set out long ago: freedom of conversation.
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