[Foundation] "Jabber" name again

Richard Dobson richard at dobson-i.net
Wed Oct 15 11:49:09 CDT 2003


Well speaking of journalists Jabber has been featured in a UK computer
magazine PC Plus (Dec 2003 Issue 209), it is a consumer focused magazine and
it features an article comparing instant messaging applications and systems,
it talks about the usual suspects MSN, AIM, ICQ etc but also talks about
Trillian (voted the editors choice) and also talks about Tipic's Jabber
client, notibly it talks about Jabber several times in the correct context
(Jabber being an IM system) also it does not mention Jabber Inc at all (so
there seems to be no confusion about Jabber and Jabber Inc), and it also
does not mention XMPP at all, it only ever mentions Jabber, so I would say
the message is getting through to some people, and the blanket acusations
that journalists all use the term XMPP and all confuse Jabber for Jabber Inc
made by the pro name change camp seem to not apply at all in this case.

Richard

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Justin Karneges" <justin-jdev at affinix.com>
To: <members at jabber.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2003 5:17 PM
Subject: [Foundation] "Jabber" name again


> Hi all,
>
> I know the whole Jabber name issue has been beaten to death, but I was
struck
> by the use of the term in the following article (which is also mentioned
on
> the jabber.org front page).
>   http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/applications/0,39020384,39117160,00.htm
>
> "Jabber this", "Jabber that", and all meaning to refer to Jabber, Inc.
There
> is a brief mention of the Jabber Software Foundation, but I think the
casual
> reader would have a hard time understanding the differences between these
> organizations.
>
> I don't necessarily think that the JSF should have a name change, and
indeed
> we already had a vote and there is nothing more to discuss there.
However, I
> think we can still improve the situation with better marketting.  _We_
know
> the differences between Jabber Inc and the JSF, so can we please beat up
some
> journalists so that these organizations are accurately reflected?  In
> particular, the JSF should get a lot more airtime than it currently
does...
>
> Blah,
> -Justin
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