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Re: debian.org Jabber server?



On Mon, Oct 14, 2002 at 09:41:30AM +1000, Daniel Stone scribbled:
> On Sun, Oct 13, 2002 at 01:58:22PM -0500, Brother Steve Langasek preached da werd, yo:
> > 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.)
> 
> Yes, lots of people use Messenger/AIM/ICQ, but Debian isn't hosting any
> of these services, thus it's not "adding" another IM service. Jabber
> already exists, the post is just talking about the ability to use
> @debian.org addresses with Jabber.
Besides jabber isn't just another IM - it can use all those
protocols/services mentioned above. More, if one uses, say, GAIM, they can
use it to talk to a jabber server. So, one could argue, adding jabber is
(possibly) having one IM _less_ :)

marek

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