[Members] Jabber Community Forum

Johannes Wagener johannes.wagener at gmx.net
Tue Nov 28 06:48:46 CST 2006


And why not just forward to xmpp.org?

"The Jabber Software Foundation was renamed to the XMPP Software 
Foundation due to ... blah blah blah ... reason.

You will be forwarded to xmpp.org within 10 seconds automatically...

Thank you for using Jabber, err ... sorry, XMPP ;)"

In my eyes this would be the most consequent solution.

Ian Paterson schrieb:
> Since www.jabber.org is going to be about "Jabber" and not about 
> "XMPP", perhaps it's useful to work backwards from our vision of the 
> future of the Jabber name?
>
> It seems that many people here would like "Jabber" to mean to the 
> *general population* "The network of IM servers", in the same way that 
> "Web" means "The network of browser servers" (and "Internet" means 
> "The public network"). [I didn't mention XMPP, HTTP, or IP because the 
> public don't know about them. I know XMPP is much more than IM, but we 
> need a meaning that the general population will grasp. We can leave 
> XMPP's other applications to www.xmpp.org for now.]
>
> Public awareness that a network of IM servers exists, and it has a 
> nice name ("Jabber"), should help wean people away from the 
> proprietary services (and therefore encourage the proprietary services 
> to join the Jabber Network).
>
> With that in mind, perhaps the function of www.jabber.org should be 
> purely to promote "Jabber" as "The network of IM servers". [It could 
> also mention somewhere not too prominent, "all the servers in the 
> Jabber network use the XMPP protocol which you could find out more 
> about at www.xmpp.org".]
>
> The www.jabber.org site should be something that Google could happily 
> link to when they (proudly) promote the fact to *all* their users that 
> Google Talk is part of the Jabber open IM network.
>
> IMHO the question of what should be on the www.jabber.org site is 
> usefully answered by another question: "How can www.jabber.org best 
> promote the Jabber IM Network"? IMHO it should be a marketing site 
> targeted at the general public, with helpful information on how to get 
> started and the latest news about client software, and services. 
> [Since the general public doesn't want to know about server software 
> (everyone knows IE/Firefox, few people know Apache), then any section 
> that helps server admins find an XMPP server shouldn't be too prominent.]
>
> - Ian
>



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