Comments on: Why XMPP Part 3- Decentralization Is Key Linux. GNU. Freedom. Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:06:15 +0000 hourly 1 By: xen Sun, 11 Aug 2013 23:02:11 +0000 forgive my ignorance but I think just because a server is interoperable or federated does not make it "decentralized". If microsoft created an xmpp/jabber server that millions of people joined and ran it from their private data center how is that "decentralized"? It is certainly not decentralized in the sense that bittorrent it decentralized.

By: Jason Mon, 16 Jul 2007 18:48:11 +0000 Microsoft wanted AIM to change it's communication method to open up with them.
One enterprise claiming that their standard is the "Open" standard is a little bit of a laugh.

FWIW, it's why we have DVD- DVD+, BluRay and HD-DVD.

The funny thing is that Microsoft and Yahoo users can intermingle, as can ICQ and AIM. But those two pairs can't intermingle with others.

And wouldn't you know it, Jabber is the great enabler. Transports to talk to proprietary networks if you're so inclined, self-run or corporate run servers, and everything else.

And it just works, and quite nicely might I add.

By: Sander Sun, 15 Jul 2007 16:49:42 +0000 Years ago, also Microsoft was a fan of open, decentralized instant messaging: AOL blocks Microsoft Net messaging (July 23, 1999).

Microsoft has said it supports establishing an open standard for all instant messaging services to communicate with one another.