[jdev] TLS Everywhere
stpeter at stpeter.im
Tue Oct 29 16:17:39 UTC 2013
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On 10/29/13 10:11 AM, Jonas Wielicki wrote:
> On 28.10.2013 22:24, Dave Cridland wrote:
>> So if we're purely aiming at end users wanting IM accounts, then
>> yes, Jabber seems to be the obvious choice. I think this document
>> essentially aims at server administrators (who apparently use
>> either equally), but I suspect that the whole TLS thing would be
>> most useful if it were something server admins could brag about
>> to their users; that suggests using the Jabber mark.
> This is indeed a strange phenomenon. Even amongst the people I
> introduced to XMPP, the name “Jabber” is more popular. I think it
> related to the fact that XMPP is a four letter acronym, which
> sounds technical (especially in DE, where X is a rare letter),
> while Jabber is a short word which is somewhat easier to memorize.
I completely agree. "XMPP" is a geeky term.
> I just wanted to throw that in, I take it's not really possible to
> get that trademark back, although it is probably the term by which
> the network is best known by the end users.
You can call it the Jabber network all you want, that's fair use.
This topic came up at the XMPP Summit last week because some people
there were talking about building an easier way for end user to
register accounts on servers. For example, if some people were to run
a centralized registration service, would it be more user-friendly to
run that at, say, register.jabber.org than at register.xmpp.net? And
most of the folks at the meetings agreed that register.jabber.org
might be more user-friendly. (And yes, it does seem that end users
often think the only place to register "Jabber" accounts is at
P.S. The license plate on my car still says "JABBER", not "XMPP". :P
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