[Foundation] jabber.com for president

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Thu Jun 28 16:37:58 CDT 2001

Well said. Michael and I attempted to capture just this dependency in some
of our "Jabber Essays":



On Thu, 28 Jun 2001, Bill Abbas wrote:

> 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 
> past year.
> Legitimacy and credibility of the Foundation are crucial to 
> j.c's well-being.  
> =Bill
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