Friendly XMPP Branding (Re: [Standards] XMPP vs. Jabber)

Matthew Wild mwild1+jig at
Tue Mar 13 13:53:23 UTC 2007

Am I missing something...? What's wrong with Jabber??

Yes, I am aware it is trademarked, but I thought there was agreement between
the J... er... XSF and Jabber Inc. about the use of the trademark?

Is a name change really worth it, considering 'Jabber' is just getting known
by the average user, and already known by enough to make a change confusing?
A name change would throw all that away, and put us back where we started.

I don't know why this conversation is happening. If it really is impossible
to keep the name Jabber, tell me... why?


On 3/13/07, Matthias Wimmer <m at> wrote:
> Justin Karneges schrieb:
> > The presence of "xim" domains is not surprising, since it is such a
> short
> > word.  What is surprising is that it isn't being used very well (xim.orgis
> > Canada drugs? falls just shy of a domain-squatting
> portal?).  With
> > all these different companies in the 'xim' space, I don't think we'd
> have any
> > problem using the name as long as no one has it trademarked for IM.
> >
> XIM seems to be already used as the name of a protocol.
> Matthias
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