Jabber and Google News
sjansen at buscaluz.org
Wed Jan 18 09:49:48 MST 2006
On Wed, 2006-01-18 at 09:42 -0700, Ross Werner wrote:
> I'm confused ... what's the big deal? Google has already been using the
> XMPP protocol for a while now, right? And the big players like AIM and MSN
> and Yahoo *aren't* using the XMPP protocol, correct?
> So basically all this is is an official letter from Google saying, "Hey
> AIM and MSN and Yahoo, we're inviting you to come use the XMPP protocol
> with us! Won't it be fun?"
> Or am I missing something significant?
Until recently, Google was creating a walled garden with an open
protocol. You federate with Google you had to prove that you were
worthy. They've just announced that the walls are coming down giving
XMPP a chance to become as important as SMTP. (With all the associated
risks of spam that entails.)
Stuart Jansen e-mail/jabber: sjansen at buscaluz.org
google talk: stuart.jansen at gmail.com
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