[Foundation] JSF == Jabber Standards Foundation?
matt at jivesoftware.com
Thu May 22 15:31:50 CDT 2003
> I believe that we are close to having an Open protocol that can be used
> to establish an Open IM protocol and then create tools similar to
I agree with Tony here and believe that the most important role of the
JSF is to drive the protocol and a community that is a mix of commercial
and open source people. Please keep in mind that I'm from a company that
has a commercial XMPP solution, though. :)
I do believe that jabberd is important to the protocol, though. For
example, jabberd could play a large role in compliance testing as a
reference implementation. That would create an important role for it in
the JSF while still keeping others that implement the protocol happy.
Personally, I wouldn't want to see the JSF play a direct role in
developing client or server software, though.
> I meant no disrespect for JINCs contribution nor implied they are or
> ever did anything nefarious. They are focused on their own objectives
> is what I had implied.
I apologize -- I didn't mean to put any words in your mouth and I agree
> But a name change away from Jabber is extremely unlikely with the
> current administration of the JSF. IMO
I don't think it's all that unlikely if we're able to make good
arguments and form a consensus. A few people have made some arguments in
support of the change, so it would good to get perspective from people
that are against it.
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