[Foundation] JSF == Jabber Standards Foundation?
richard at dobson-i.net
Thu May 22 20:32:29 CDT 2003
>>> For example, we have a commercial XMPP server that appeals to
>>> certain vertical markets (places where the Jabber Inc. solution
>>> wouldn't work at all). However, just because of the Jabber
>>> protocol/product confusion, I've had a customer ask, "Wait, this is
>>> based on Jabber, right? Why wouldn't I be using the server from
>>> Jabber Inc. then?"
>> Sounds like you need to educate your customers.
> Trust me, we do. :) But, why should I have to? The fact that we need
> to is a strong enough argument by itself, I think.
You have to because thats your job if you want to sell your software
over JInc's implementation, even if the protocol wasn't called jabber
what's so wrong with the question "Why should I choose your software
over JInc's software?" any self respecting buyer of Jabber/XMPP
software should be asking those sort of questions, its what you do.
For example at the moment the company I work for is looking for a new
phone system based on VoIP and we always ask the sales people of the
different systems questions like "Whats so good about your system?" and
"Why should I buy your system over X's system?" thats just what you do.
Here's a question for you, other than to make your life easier making
sales why should we remove all references to "Jabber" the established
and most well known name for our protocol/system?
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