[Foundation] JSF == Jabber Standards Foundation?

Joe Hildebrand hildjj at cursive.net
Wed May 28 02:25:09 CDT 2003


Sigh.  I told myself I wasn't going to be dragged into this.

Just so everyone knows, I could care less what the thing is called.
We've got real work to do that has nothing to do with the name of the
foundation.

That said, I had to respond to this:

Gregory Leblanc says:
> Jabber, Inc doesn't even have to explain that there IS a difference 
> between the two Jabber named entities, which would propagate 
> the confusion.  Only if Jinc were to make education about the 
> differences between Jinc and the Jabber community a priority 
> in their marketing would the confusion lessen over time.  The 
> only other way to lessen or alleviate this "first glance" 
> confusion is for one of the Jabber entities to be called 
> something OTHER than jabber.  HTH,

(/me fights for decorum)
Um.  I. Do. This. Every. Day.

I have to explain to Jabber, Inc. customers the difference.  I have to
explain to reporters every day.  I have to explain to investors every
day.  I have to explain to analysts every day.  I doubt that it's much
easier for me than for any other company, except for the fact that I do
it so often I don't let it bother me.

It's a little bit of a pain, but it's not that hard.  I suck it up
because it's good for the community.  I'm not sure how much more of a
priority I can make it in my daily life.

-- 
Joe Hildebrand
Chief Architect
Jabber, Inc.



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