[Members] Call for action: help us connect to projects using XMPP

Guus der Kinderen guus.der.kinderen at gmail.com
Thu May 23 14:34:46 UTC 2019

Hi Dave,

Any. The immediate goal, apart from acquiring new contacts, is for the XSF
to get marketing value from this, to be able to show case XMPP usage with
recognizable products/services.

The longer-term goal is to establish a mutually beneficial relationship
with organizations that we're not necessarily in contact with today. The
definition of those benefits could be part of the initial dialogue. Ideas
that are floating around include exchanging protocol insights/expertise,
sponsoring, process improvements,  development and/or publication of XEPs,
and so on - but I'd love more input here.



On Thu, 23 May 2019 at 16:24, Dave Cridland <dave at cridland.net> wrote:

> Hi folks,
> Is this intended for open source projects or any, including companies
> using XMPP in their products and services?
> Dave.
> On Thu, 23 May 2019 at 14:48, Guus der Kinderen <
> guus.der.kinderen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> The XSF Board is working on ways to improve XMPP exposure. One of our
>> objectives is to expand https://xmpp.org/uses/ with cases originating
>> with (and approved by) high-profile projects that use XMPP.
>> For this, we need the help of our members. There are plenty of very
>> interesting projects that make use of XMPP. Many of you either are, or have
>> through their network access to people, associated with such projects.
>> Please reach out to them, and ask if they'd be interested in working
>> together to create a testimonial highlighting their usage of XMPP within
>> their product or service. We're asking for a single paragraph text,
>> including the product name, and an estimate of the user base, possibly with
>> a link to a more elaborate (self-hosted) page.
>> We're hoping that this kind of collaboration not only leads to new
>> content for our website, but also leads up to continued interaction with
>> these projects. Eventually, we'd like to find out how we can mutually
>> benefit from closer interaction.
>> Please reach out to applicable projects, or introduce one of the XSF
>> Board members to a relevant contact person!
>> Kind regards,
>>   Guus, on behalf of the XSF Board
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