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

Remko Tronçon remko at el-tramo.be
Mon Nov 20 14:20:50 CST 2006

> Internet Chat would be good, but it gets abbreviated to iChat,
> so that's out :)

In an ideal world, we shouldn't really think about the practical
issues, but I let's face it: changing the name Jabber to something
else from one day to the other is something that won't happen for
practical reasons.

Maybe we just have to let evolution do its work here. Whenever I talk
to someone non-technical, I catch myself asking whether they use
'Google Talk', and try to convince them to do so. It's the only chance
I have to get them from some other proprietary network onto XMPP. I
think I even heard them abbreviate it as 'Talk', so it is a catchy
word I suppose. Maybe we should let things run their course, and let
Talk and Jabber coexist, and see what happens socially.

Of course, this doesn't help you with the Gaim problem. I probably
shouldn't say this, but I wouldn't have ethical problems with a
multi-protocol client providing me only a 'Talk' account (possibly
with some blue red green yellow logo). As long as I can connect to my
XMPP account, and as long as other people use it, I'm a happy man. But
then again, I don't even have ethical problems saying I use Google
Talk, while that's actually a complete lie to not overcomplicate
things ;-)


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