[Foundation] Clarifications On Name Change Proposal

David Yitzchak Cohen dave at bigfatdave.com
Mon Jun 30 22:22:58 CDT 2003


On Mon, Jun 30, 2003 at 11:11:49PM -0400, Matt Tucker wrote:

> > ...and what about the whole question of Jabber, Inc. itself?  Unless
> > I misunderstood the porposal, won't we kinda be pulling the rug out
> > from under it???
> 
> We who have signed the proposal have tried to make it very clear that we 
> regard Jabber Inc as the leader of this community and don't forsee a 
> name change affecting that. It's simply an unfortunate circumstance that 
> a company and the protocol are named the same thing. We can't ask that 
> the company change their name (they have the right to it after all), but 
> we can propose that the JSF change its name.

It was my previous understanding that Jabber, Inc. in fact wanted to
be associated with the Jabber protocol as closely as possible, and
that the choice to name itself Jabber, Inc. was a deliberate move to
accomplish that.  IMHO, Jabber, Inc. has given us so much that it'd be
unfair for us to undermine their efforts to profit from their name by
destroying its significance.

 - Dave

-- 
Uncle Cosmo, why do they call this a word processor?
It's simple, Skyler.  You've seen what food processors do to food, right?
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