[Members] Terminology (and about the Glossary on the wiki)

Kevin Smith kevin.smith at isode.com
Mon Mar 19 10:22:01 UTC 2018


On 9 Feb 2018, at 11:40, JC Brand <jc at opkode.com> wrote:
> 
> * Why not something like "Channel"?
> 
> I tend to think that applications like Slack use "Channel" to
> specifically distance themselves from the more old-school terminology.
> I might be wrong here, but this is my impression.
> 
> I don't think the Jabber community needs to distance itself from such
> terms in order to brand itself.

I think this is actually the opposite :)
Jabber didn’t use channel in order to distinguish itself from IRC (at least, although this predates me slightly to remember the original reason, early on I remember people making a big deal about this), while Slack et al. don’t feel the need to distance themselves from the term of art.

/K


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