[Members] s/JEP/XEP/g

Gaston Dombiak gaston at jivesoftware.com
Thu Aug 17 14:01:38 CDT 2006


Nice way to say it. It's like having an informal name (Web/Jabber) and a
more formal/accurate name (HTTP/XMPP) to refer to the same concept. I
might be biased by my history since from my early days in the XMPP world
I was introduced to the XMPP word (and not Jabber). May be that is why I
only use XMPP and Jabber as a back up when the other person does not
know XMPP. 

OTHO, it would be nice if we all start using the same name to refer to
the same concept so that people (i.e. audience) don't get confused. I'm
aware that this is an ongoing process that may last a long time. But I
think that that process already started. I guess that at the beginning
Jabber was 100% and XMPP 0%. Maybe nowadays we have a 50%-50% relation.
And maybe with StPeter's proposal the percentages will continue to
change and make XMPP more known than Jabber. Let's see what
history/destiny says. :)


  -- Gato

> -----Original Message-----
> From: members-bounces at jabber.org [mailto:members-bounces at jabber.org]
> Behalf Of Peter Saint-Andre
> Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2006 3:49 PM
> To: JSF members discussion list
> Subject: Re: [Members] s/JEP/XEP/g
> Kevin Smith wrote:
> > On 17 Aug 2006, at 18:50, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> >> I think it may be time to change our protocol branding to XMPP.
> >
> > I prefer to use XMPP these days, for one thing: people expect
> > internet protocols to be acronyms .. ftp/ssh/rsh/sftp/http etc.
> Sure, this is a protocol thing. I'm not saying that anyone needs to
> using the JABBER name. This is the way I see it:
> "Jabber is to XMPP as the Web is to HTTP."
> So yeah I work on real-time messaging and presence technologies in the
> Jabber community. We use a protocol called XMPP that's been
> in the IETF, plus we've developed lots of cool XMPP extensions that
> over here at www.xmpp.org, come help us build the real-time Internet!
> Peter
> --
> Peter Saint-Andre
> Jabber Software Foundation
> http://www.jabber.org/people/stpeter.shtml

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