[Foundation] jabber.com for president
zsa at expertq.com
Thu Jun 28 16:21:19 CDT 2001
On Thursday 28 June 2001 11:37, Jay Lorenzo wrote:
> ultimately, the credibility of the
> Foundation will be determined by the actions it takes.
This is it in a nutshell.
Jabber.com is, in the big picture, a pretty small
operation. They can't sway the market like some of the big
players can, by releasing a product or spec and then
shoving it down our throats.
While I'm not privy to their business plan, it would appear
to hinge on the success and wide-spread adoption of the
Jabber protocol. That's only going to happen by way of a
successful OSS Jabber. There's no way j.c can succeed if
j.o fails. J.c *needs* j.o. J.o is where the growth
happens, where other corporate entities get involved, where
the innovation and integration happens. Without the open
source component, Jabber.com is just one of, what, about 30
or so IM wannabes, most of which have cratered over the
Legitimacy and credibility of the Foundation are crucial to
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