[Foundation] JSF == Jabber Standards Foundation?

Richard Dobson 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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