[Members] Server sponsorship?

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Thu Aug 10 18:48:16 CDT 2006

Stephan Maka wrote:
> Hello everybody
> It's nice to see Jabber servers with growing communities. Needless to
> say that this is very important for Jabber, they implicitly spread the
> word.

Sure thing, Live Journal Talk is another great example.

> jabbim.cz is one of them. They offer a bunch of cool services (use
> Service Discovery). disk.jabbim.cz is a "Killer-app": a user gets a
> public and a private online storage where he can upload/download files
> via File Transfer. 

Is that just a WebDAV server? (I don't know if jabbim.cz uses WebDAV,
but the concept is the same even if they wrote some special software to
do this). In general it would be cool for most XMPP server deployments
to be bundled with a WebDAV server for this kind of feature.

> Unfortunately this service is open only for users of
> the jabbim.cz server group.

I can see why they would not want to open up their WebDAV server to
people who are not registered with them.

> I believe there are other cool services, but I don't speak czech.

My Czech is pretty rusty. :-)

> I've had a chat with these guys at jabber at conf.netlab.cz today. They
> don't intend to release their software as open source because they
> heavily depend on donations from their users. I was told that
> njs.netlab.cz is the 3rd biggest ejabberd server, 3019/41173 users
> (online/total) at 14:03 CEST today.

What are #1 and #2? The jabber.org server has ~194,000 registered users
and I know that mxit.co.za is perhaps even bigger than jabber.org.

> Are there any institutions willing to sponsor such communities? Where to
> find them?

Good question. It seems that this that might happen on a local basis
(e.g., some company in the Czech Republic might sponsor jabbim.cz).


Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation

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