[Foundation] "Jabber" name again
Bart van Bragt
jabber at vanbragt.com
Wed Oct 15 14:52:09 CDT 2003
Harold E. Gottschalk Jr. wrote:
>>The best solution to this would be to make JSF an acronym no more and
>>merely make it the name.
> I agree.
Eehm, what would this solve?
- The 'Jabber' name (or brand) is fairly well known
- XMPP is not known to many people and IMO it's not a very
- Jabber Inc. is a company
Dropping 'Jabber' altogether is nearly impossible and also fairly stupid
because it will confuse the heck out of the people that finally know
what Jabber is. Also saying 'JSF' instead of 'Jabber Software
Foundation' won't solve the problem because people will still refer to
the protocol as being 'Jabber'.
The people call the protocol 'Jabber' is no problem to me, IMO that's
great even! Sounds a lot better than XMPP and Jabber is a more consumer
focussed product (more IM focussed). What is a problem is the fact that
there is a company that's called 'Jabber'. It's very easy for people to
think that 'Jabber Inc.' is the inventor/maintainer/developer of all the
(core) Jabber software and protocols and that it's the primary company
if you're looking for commercial Jabber based solution. IMO that's
'unfair competition' for all the other companies out there (damn, my
English sucks today :D Need sleep ;)).
Is changing the name of Jabber Inc. an option? I really do see that this
is not the prefered solution for the owners/employees of Jabber Inc. but
IMO that's mainly because it will reduce their 'headstart' in the
Jabber/XMPP market. IMO the products that Jabber Inc produces are more
than competitive enough to survive in the market without attaching the
Jabber brand to it.
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