[Members] Open Talk / Open Chat

Edwin Mons jsf at edwinm.ik.nu
Wed Jan 24 04:54:51 CST 2007


Ralph Meijer wrote:
> 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.
>   

I agree with Ralphm.  My first thought when I read Open Talk were about 
groups like "The Open Group" / OSF, who weren't open at all...

Edwinm

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