[Foundation] jabber.com for president
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.
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