[Members] Open Talk / Open Chat

Jean-Louis Seguineau jean-louis.seguineau at laposte.net
Wed Jan 24 04:41:31 CST 2007

I concur with Ralph. Too much misuse has killed the meaning.


-----Original Message-----
From: members-bounces at xmpp.org [mailto:members-bounces at xmpp.org] On Behalf
Of Ralph Meijer
Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2007 11:22 AM
To: XSF Members
Subject: Re: [Members] Open Talk / Open Chat

On Tue, 2007-01-23 at 13:09 -0800, Sean Egan wrote:
> On 1/22/07, Jean-Louis Seguineau <jean-louis.seguineau at laposte.net>
> wrote:
>         Already taken by http://www.cross-talk.com/ ;)
> It has two trademarks registered too, but the closest is for "Hands
> free cellular phone speaker system with microphone for in-vehicle
> use." It's a shame, I really like the name. The closest I can think of
> off the top of my head is "Intertalk," and that obviously lacks the
> same ring. Maybe "Throughtalk"? Bah. 
> Open Talk is actually pretty good, although I'm not sure it drives the
> "one service can talk to another" concept as well.

I severely dislike 'Open'. The prefix is often misused, usually for
closed systems / technologies.



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