[Members] Re: s/JSF/XSF/g

Ralph Meijer jabberfoundation at ralphm.ik.nu
Fri Nov 17 03:09:12 CST 2006

On Thu, 2006-11-16 at 16:13 -0700, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> Sean Egan wrote:
> > Hi, I'm Sean Egan, one of the new members. 
> Hi Sean, good to have you on board. :-)
> > Google Talk is part of some larger network
> > (and I'm, personally, working on that), but it would really help if
> > that larger network had a name.
> > 
> > SMTP has "e-mail." HTTP has "the web." What should XMPP have?

First off, I don't believe the JSF is /just/ doing standards. We also
bring people and companies that want to implement XMPP in contact with
each other. We have people speaking and manning booths at conferences,
using the JSF as our affiliation.

> I've always said that Jabber is to XMPP as the Web is to HTTP.

I love 'Jabber' for that, too.

The problem of course being the reluctance of commercial entities to use
the Jabber *trademark* because of the name of Jabber, Inc. And I
understand that. It might even hamper adoption. It is too bad that we
are discussing to change the name of the organisation that is the nexus
of our greater community to remedy this.

Another solution would be to have Jabber Inc. change their name, but I
don't see this happening.



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