[Members] http://xmpp.org/2011/06/skype-adds-xmpp-support/ <EOM>

Waqas Hussain waqas20 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 29 06:05:46 UTC 2011

On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 9:49 AM,  <jehan at zemarmot.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> this blog post is pretty strange (not yours, the source). It says that
> Microsoft Messenger and Yahoo! Messenger use XMPP as their communication
> protocol… So are we closer to real federation than we thought and all
> major closed networks are already using the standards in secret, or is
> this poster totally out? Or is it me and did I miss some major
> information at some point???

That first article is misinformed.

The other post on GigaOM is better, and says the opposite for
Microsoft: "Microsoft’s own Windows Live Messenger currently doesn’t
support XMPP"

Yahoo and others have experimented with XMPP, and any federation
between these networks will likely use XMPP. That said, I think actual
open XMPP use is unlikely for any of these services, at least in the
next couple of years. There just isn't much incentive for it.

> Also he adds "and *most* Jabber IM networks" (which shows he did not
> get this words are basically "historical synonyms").
> And finally if we look at the original release note (by following the
> links on the blog) where he got his information probably, I am not sure
> that we can cry victory right now. It looks more like they made the
> Skype client multi-protocol (and *only* for Facebook servers) and that
> you can enter your Facebook login to connect, not that there is any
> interaction between your Skype login and the Facebook login. Has anyone
> a Windows to test this?
> I am not sure at this point there is any interoperability wish other
> than surfing on the Facebook trend.

I agree.

> Jehan

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