On Tue, Mar 15, 2005 at 02:02:31PM -0500, Adam Fields wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 15, 2005 at 12:54:19PM -0600, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> > Why not help us make Jabber/XMPP more secure, rather than overloading
> > AIM? With AIM/MSN/Yahoo your account will always exist at the will of
> 
> Unfortunately, I already have a large network of people who use AIM,
> and >they< all each have large networks of people who use AIM. Many of
> them still use the AIM client. Getting them to switch to gaim is
> feasible. Getting them to switch to Jabber is not. However, getting
> them to switch to gaim first, and then ultimately Jabber might be an
> option. Frankly, the former is more important to me in the short
> term.

Yep, the same old story. :-)

> > AOL, whereas with XMPP you can run your own server etc. Unfortunately
> 
> Does "can" == "have to"? From what I remember of trying to run Jabber
> a few years ago, it did.

No, we have 200k registered users on the jabber.org server and some
servers have even more. You can run your own server, though, and accept
connections only from other servers you trust, etc.

/psa


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