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Re: debian.org Jabber server?

On Sun, Oct 13, 2002 at 08:52:14PM +0200, Erich Schubert wrote:
> Why not use existing jabber servers? Same as with IRC...
> Lot's of people use already IM Systems, why should they use another IM
> and not the existing ones?
> Lot's are already using irc, msn etc. and might be unwilling to add
> another IM stealing their time ;) IM is only useful if you use it to
> communicate with people you know; if you know then you can easily setup
> this yourself (like meet on IRC etc.)

> I fear it's kind of a waste of resources unless there are special
> Debian-Related services available (but i don't know any that could make
> use of IM and can't be done more easily on IRC)

If it doesn't get used, then not much is wasted in the way of resources
(just one daemon running on a server, sitting idle).  If it does get
used, then it's not wasted.  I'm in favor of Debian setting an example
of supporting open IM protocols.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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