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[Freedombox-discuss] towards a business plan

On Sun, Mar 06, 2011 at 02:19:17PM +0100, Yannick wrote:
>Le dimanche 06 mars 2011 ? 12:46 +0100, Jonas Smedegaard a ?crit :
>> On Sat, Mar 05, 2011 at 07:15:18PM -0800, Thomas Lord wrote:
>> >Step 1:
>> >
>> >Let's pick 5 apps.   I suggest email mailbox hosting, chat,
>> >instant messaging, blogging and FB-ish "walls".
>> What is the difference between "chat" and "instant messaging"?
>> If first one is realtime voice chat, I suggest calling it telephony to
>> avoid misunderstanding.
>> And I suggest to aim even lower that for first iterations.  Not because
>> any of them are weak as selling points, but because not all of them
>> really exist yet (or are prepackaged in Debian, if that matters yo you).
>Nowadays, there is no more such difference between Instant Messaging,
>Voice/video Chat and Telephony. It all converges.

True for protocols, but not necessarily apps (which is the topic here):

User experience of texting someone vs. calling them are quite different 
- even if (as I dislike on this list) we talk about cellphones.

>Finally, I would say we do not have the source code yet implementing 
>all of that, but we do have some good clients here and there wich will 
>need more love...

...which nicely demonstrates the potential weakness in the proposed 
business plan, which I vaguely mentioned as the "tricky part" left out:

I asssumed the business plan talked about apps existing in Debian, but 
you are right, Yannick, even this is open to interpretation.

NB! Please only discuss the proposed business plan in this thread.

If a post inspires to write about a related but different topic, then 
please rename the subject field!

 - Jonas

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