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

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Mon Nov 20 12:29:47 CST 2006

Sean Egan wrote:
> On 11/18/06, Daniel Noll <daniel at noll.id.au> wrote:
>> "messaging" / "message"
>> ... fit the first three remarkably well.
> I've been thinking about something involving "talk" in the name.
> "Talk" sounds better than "messaging," and includes more than just IM,
> which is one of our goals.
> Also, it would capitalize on the fact you point out that people are
> already associating the "network of XMPP-capable servers" as the
> "Google Talk" network. If we used some name incorporating "talk," I
> think that when people saw "Talk" on whirlpool.net.au, they'd easily
> recognize they could enter their Google Talk information, where people
> more savvy to XMPP technologies would recognize "Google Talk" as
> "Google's implementation of Talk," just like "Gmail" is "Google's
> implementation of e-mail."
> Perhaps something like "Internet talk" (i-talk), or something.

IMHO message, talk, and chat are all pretty good.

Message is more textish.

Talk sounds more telephonic.

Chat is very familiar. We have text chat, voice chat, and video chat, so
it's not limited to text.

If that's not specific enough we can also do something like OpenChat.
That's probably already trademarked or something, though...


Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation

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