[Members] New slogan...

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Mon Dec 19 17:59:23 UTC 2011

On Mon Dec 19 17:50:29 2011, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> On 12/17/11 3:15 PM, Alexander Gnauck wrote:
> >
> >     Facebook's XMPP isn't federated, and its not really XMPP  
> since it
> >     only supports a small subset of the protocol.
> >
> >
> > I think we as XSF members should be more tolerant. I personally  
> don't
> > care if they federate or not.
> > The new Microsoft servers also support only a small subset of the  
> RFCs
> > and have not implemented any of the mandatory SASL mechanisms.  
> But I am
> > very happy that they have chosen XMPP and its the first step in  
> the
> > right direction. It does not help anybody when be blame this XMPP  
> users.
> >
> > Just my 2 cents.
> That's how I look at it, too.

I'm more positive, if anything, than that - having MSFT, Google, and  
Facebook all doing XMPP means not only that we're winning them over,  
but also that they'll start to compete on what features are  
supported, and how well - and we should be encouraging them, too.

Open, ad-hoc federation is a feature. In the XMPP community, it's a  
feature we highly value, for sure - and we're rightly proud of it.

But every time a company like those starts using XMPP for clients,  
they come a whole lot closer to switching that feature on.

Google took that step - and maybe so will Microsoft, Facebook, and  
the rest.

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