David.Balazic at comtrade.com
Mon Apr 10 09:13:45 EDT 2017
Cut out the middleman, design a decentralised service, lose a possible point of failure. ;-)
> Subject: Re: Crazy idea?
> I'll address that question in its time.
> For now, though, I don't want to put the cart before the horse; addressing protocols (i.e. XMPP, SIP, OSCAR, etc.) while still talking about a
> service (akin to AIM, YIM, MSN, ICQ, etc.).
> On Fri, 7 Apr 2017 pidgin at alexoren.com wrote:
> > First try to answer this one question:
> > How will your service be better than XMPP (which is an open protocol
> > with several open-source implementations)?
> > On 07-04-2017 18:03, pidgin at mail.iqk.com wrote:
> >> For years I've contemplated starting an IM service. The idea keeps
> >> coming back to mind as all the big boys keep dropping out (or the
> >> technical equivalent of dropping out), frustrating their users
> >> (including myself).
> >> I cannot, possibly, be the first person to have this thought, right?
> >> Although I've never seen any such discussion here, at least from what
> >> I can find.
> >> I would think the smartest way for such a thing to be successful
> >> would be to make it as compatible as possible with third-party
> >> software, such as Pidgin.
> >> I don't have the programming chops to undertake this all by myself,
> >> so I'd need to hire outsource programmers.
> >> I have some specific ideas of format and features, but before I get
> >> into all that, I'd like some general feedback; feasibility,
> >> technicalities, economics of the idea, etc. Maybe I *am* crazy, but
> >> you never know, 'til you ask.
> >> (Apologies, in advance, that this isn't a true support inquiry, but
> >> since, at this point, it's mostly a technical inquiry, this was the
> >> best forum I could think of.)
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