[Foundation] JSF == Jabber Standards Foundation?

Sebastiaan Deckers cbas at rhymbox.com
Fri May 23 05:36:07 CDT 2003

+1 for XMPP Foundation (or something with XMPP)

I removed Jabber from my freeware/sharedsource software a month ago, 
because *every time* someone asked me for a branded client I was told to 
remove the word "Jabber" throughout the user interface.
Companies do not like to spend resources on building brand recognition 
for another company.  And neither do I, as a non-commercial member of 
this comunity (and of the JSF).
The name "Jabber" served its purpose: to get where we are today.  But 
now there is a better choice: XMPP.  It is a more generic name for a 
more generic XML streaming protocol.

Now stop this bitching and vote!


johannes.wagener at gmx.net wrote:

>hi there...
>though I have not much time these weeks.
>I think it would make sense to rename the JSF to something like the "XMPP
>Foundation". XMPP is in fact the word in the mouth of the press talking about
>technical things. In articles about IM they might prefere Jabber. Therefor
>Jabber (as synonym for IM) is one way to use XMPP. Whatever the JSF should not
>only do the Jabber-Chat standarts but all XMPP.
>Conclusion: Jabber should be used for the chat systems based on XMPP in
>common, XMPP should be used for the standart in general.
>Something like
>XMPP Foundation - the organisation for Jabber Standarts
>as a title for new JSF webpag would match best

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