[Foundation] Jabber (tm)

Iain Shigeoka iainshigeoka at yahoo.com
Mon May 21 13:40:40 CDT 2001


At 01:46 PM 5/21/2001 -0600, you wrote:

>Hi, Iain.  I think you lay things out rather nicely and yes j.c. is
>committed to option #1.  They will make it worth the while.

I think this is great.  I look forward to seeing how things work 
out.  There are certain things that commercial entities can do for open 
source projects that are impossible or at least highly unlikely without it 
(marketing and enforcing compatibility requirements for example).  j.c's 
involvement and sincerity in wanting to make this work for all parties is 
highly commendable and I for one would like to thank you guys.

>In fact, I'm
>putting together our open source plans this week.

Yes.  The whole process really needs a roadmap both short term and long term.

>We're going to start with
>a set of administration tools, a software development toolkit, and enhanced
>documentation.

Probably things that should really be put into a roadmap and overall 
strategy/vision type document.  Sometimes I think our 
unease/dissatisfaction comes from just not knowing where things are going.

>Jabber.com has put a pretty good chunk into building up the
>brand and will continue to do so.  This investment will continue to include
>marketing expenditures, such as getting a p.r. firm to keep enticing people
>to write about Jabber, as well as an investment in the core documentation
>and support.  This should help make a "powered by Jabber" brand valuable to
>everyone, commercial and non-commercial alike.

Wonderful.

I believe that with this type of open dialog we can work together to meet 
all our objectives.  It is unfortunate but necessary that such silly things 
as trademark issues (like the whole "Jabber brand/product name vs protocol" 
thing) will need to be taken care of.  Hopefully the Foundation provides a 
nice way to handle these matters with a minimum of bloodshed and 
distraction so we can get back to Jabber development.

-iain

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Iain Shigeoka [mailto:iainshigeoka at yahoo.com]
>
>1) j.c makes it worth our time/effort to deal with this hassle.  For
>example, they pour a lot of resources into improving the protocols,


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