[Juser] Shared contact list?

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Wed Mar 26 10:30:23 CDT 2008

Jason Pruim wrote:
> On Mar 26, 2008, at 10:39 AM, Nicholas Cole wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 4:30 PM, Peter Saint-Andre  
>> <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:
>>>> Thanks for the reply.  When I looked into this a while ago it looked
>>>> as if all the implementations required the members of the group to  
>>>> be
>>>> on the same server - which I guess makes sense.  But it would be  
>>>> nice
>>>> if there was a way to 'join' a shared group managed on a different
>>>> server.  I hope that makes sense...
>>> Oh yes I think that would be very useful for things like teams,  
>>> clubs,
>>> distributed classrooms, social networking groups, etc. We just need  
>>> to
>>> agree on how we're going to make that happen. :)
>> Well, that was my thought too. ;)  In my naive and uniformed way, I
>> had thought that it might work a bit like the various 'gateways' to
>> MSN and the like do now.
> That would still require a central computer holding the info though so  
> that the jabber servers don't have to do call outs to all the hundreds  
> of thousands (Maybe) of jabber servers out there?
> Or am I missing something like normal? :)

No one central computer, please. :)

The idea is that you'd be able define a group somewhere and others could
"subscribe to" or "join" that group. So different servers would host
different groups.


Peter Saint-Andre

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