[Foundation] JSF == Jabber Standards Foundation?

Richard Dobson richard at dobson-i.net
Fri May 23 03:20:12 CDT 2003

> Honestly, I would take all of these arguments for getting rid of the
> word "Jabber" a lot more seriously if they weren't only coming from
> solely commercial sources. These arguments that "the community will
> grow if we call ourselves the [insert your word here] Software
> Foundation" fall short of inspiration. I agree that naming is important
> - -- but getting rid of the name of the COMMUNITY that built this
> phenomenon seems unwise. Any person who has ever tried to build a
> community will tell you that changing from an established, known name
> to something else _will_ hurt community recognition (and likely
> growth/adoption).

This is exactly what I have been trying to say but they will not listen,
removing Jabber from the name of the community may help certain companies
promote their products over Jabber Inc's but it will seriously damage the
community and regognition of what we are to the outside world IMO. Jabber is
here lots of people know about it if we get rid of that name ive got a
feeling people might think the project has gone belly up and failed.


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