[Foundation] I wish there was no Foundation

Harold E. Gottschalk Jr. heg at sirlabs.com
Thu Jun 28 18:30:37 CDT 2001


I believe you did not understand my point's,  My point was not that
jabber.com should not exist, but we should develop jointly instead of
separately.  Jabber.com would make money from support services and add-ons
to the server and clients.

Just to make it clear I have always expounded that Jabber.com has the right
to make money from their effort and should.


-----Original Message-----
From: members-admin at jabber.org [mailto:members-admin at jabber.org]On Behalf Of
Tomas Mrkvicka
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2001 4:14 PM
To: 'members at jabber.org'
Subject: RE: [Foundation] I wish there was no Foundation

> Jabber.com is off building their own proprietary version of the same
> software that jabber.org/Foundation is.  What a waste of resources and
> time!!!  We both want the most reliable scalable sever

No this is not, Harold. I dont know how is situation in your country but
in my country you simply cant come to the bank or other big corporation
and say: "hey, i have a great IM software for your organisation. its an
open source and its free." Some big institutions simply dont trust to
open source or they need some special features and this is a place for
j.c server or other products.
Ask yourself: Can you do all the PR work for jabber? Are you able to
promote the technology bussiness way? No, you cant. Open source
developers often forgot this but PR and company agreements and another
marketing tools are very important to every project. We are not in 1993
when WWW started. Situation is different and im not feared to say we (as
a foundation) need j.c. Jabber is a great technology and its our best
intention to get it as widely adopted as we can. j.c can do a lot of
work on this.
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