[Foundation] Use your Energy on something other than a Name Change

Iain Shigeoka iain at jivesoftware.com
Fri May 23 12:51:35 CDT 2003


On Friday, May 23, 2003, at 10:13 US/Pacific, Harold E. Gottschalk Jr. 
wrote:

> IMO,
>  
> Changing the name from Software to Standards does nothing and will not 
> clarify anything.  The masses will not know the difference nor be 
> enlightened by this change. 

You're probably right.

 > The Jabber part will not
>  be removed by the current administration so why spend any energy on 
> that point anyhow.

Well, I'm hoping that we can convince the current administration that 
it is possible and in our best interest to change our name. This is an 
extremely rare opportunity to do a name change. In addition XMPP will 
probably be the first, complete IM protocol standardized by the IETF, 
which will give us a lot of mainstream press coverage - a once in a 
protocol lifetime marketing opportunity.

-iain



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