[Members] XMPP Standards Foundation on Facebook

jehan at zemarmot.net jehan at zemarmot.net
Thu Dec 16 05:39:36 CST 2010

On Thu, 16 Dec 2010 10:26:59 +0000, David Banes <dbanes at cleartext.com>
> On 16/12/2010, at 2:28 AM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>> Personally I am "eFaced" and "LinkedOut". I prefer not to use such
>> centralized services, and I have grave concerns about their privacy
>> policies (or lack thereof).
>> Peter
>> --
>> Peter Saint-Andre
>> https://stpeter.im/
> +1 
> I don't think the Facebook demographic is our audience, but LinedIn maybe.

As for I, I don't think this is about audience (at least not for the
main reason, though it is also an additional one), but rather about the
XSF philosophy and policy vs the service-we-use's philosophies and

And Linkedin, when I clicked on the link on the XSF page to see where
it leads to... I see nothing. Without being subscribed (I have never
been, as well for Facebook and Linkedin), you don't see a thing. I can't
even know what these stuffs are about. This is just a closed network in
the Open Network. This is the opposite of what we try to construct by
being a Standards Organism. So no, I think Linkedin is just about as
wrong as Facebook as for associating the XSF image to it.

Once again, I have nothing against people wanting to gather to speak
about XMPP on any on these kind of services. But as for the main and
official communication media, please let's keep Open.

And to finish, as for someone who don't know much about these services,
I would really like to hear about the added values of these services.
Because from what I understand and am told, the goal seems mainly to
"be" on these closed networks (why? Because it is "hype" for Facebook
and because people think to look "professional" on Linkedin?) and
secondary to "relay" the information we already have on the main page
(we have an open medium where everybody can read and subscribe to, so
why would we need to lose time to "port" these information to services
limited to a few people?).


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