[Members] Re: s/JSF/XSF/g
daniel at noll.id.au
Sat Nov 18 02:56:44 CST 2006
On Saturday 18 November 2006 06:23, Sean Egan wrote:
> Rather than a brand, I'm more interested in having a totally
> non-commercial, non-trademarked, lower-cased *name*, where Google Talk
> can say "Google Talk is a free $GREATNAME service," and Livejournal
> can say "Livejournal offers $GREATNAME," and Meebo can say "Let people
> $GREATNAME you from your webpage," and then Gaim can list $GREATNAME
> right up there with AIM and Yahoo! and everyone would recognize what
> that meant.
"messaging" / "message"
... fit the first three remarkably well.
The first argument will be "but there is already so-and-so instant messenger."
(Then again when HTTP was being developed gopher was already a "web.")
> I think the issue is recognition. Even my fellow Gaim developers are
> getting confused between the whole Jabber vs. XMPP thing.
Not entirely surprising. Originally, I used to imagine that XMPP was the
underlying messaging/presence protocol and Jabber was the collection of
enhancements on top of that protocol. Now that we have XEP I can no longer
use that notion to distinguish the two so I just think of it as XMPP is the
protocol and Jabber is what you log into and talk over (the HTTP vs. web
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