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

Richard Dobson richard at dobson-i.net
Tue Nov 21 04:49:50 CST 2006


> I don't know where are you getting that distintion. Jabber is an
> historical protocol basically superseded by XMPP. The point, in any
> case, if that Jabber is trademarked. We are not saying that we dislike
> "jabber" but that we can't freely use that term.
>   
Why not? I was under the impression Jabber, Inc sub licensed the 
trademark to the JSF?

IMO over here in the UK lots of people know about and use the Jabber 
name to describe the network, its even been featured in UK PC magazines 
about instant messaging, and personally throwing away all this past 
marketing is a bit silly and could confuse things further for the end 
users who have already heard of Jabber (also hardly anyone i've spoken 
to about it automatically assumes that Jabber Inc is the defacto 
supplier), but that's just my opinion.

Richard




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