[Members] Civil Disobedience

Matthew A. Miller linuxwolf at outer-planes.net
Wed Aug 24 09:37:39 CDT 2005

Oh, and my opinion:

This is way too harsh way too soon. Give Google some time to get their 
stuff figured out before you demonize them.

Nolan Eakins wrote:

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> Continuing my life long pursuit of civil disobedience along with a
> suggestion made on my blog about PetitionOnline.com, I put together the
> following two paragraphs to be used on a petition:
> - -- Begin --
> Dear Google,
> With the launch of Google Talk we applaud your use of XMPP/Jabber, but
> there's one thing you got wrong: the entire spirit of Jabber was to be
> completely federated. Google Talk is not federated! By not enabling
> server-to-server connections Google Talk is not in the spirit of Jabber.
> It is effectively an island just like AOL, Yahoo, and Microsoft's
> instant messaging services.
> By riding on the backs of the Jabber community with Google Talk, we the
> community deserve to see our protocol used the way it was designed--by
> being openly federated. This is our plea, our demand to have the
> server-to-server switch flipped so every other Jabber user can talk to
> their friends and colleagues on Google Talk.
> - -- End --
> I stopped when I came to their community URL. Anyone have any qualms
> about making this an official JSF petition to Google?
> - - Nolan
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