Luis Villa louie at
Thu Sep 18 11:25:59 PDT 2003

On Thu, 2003-09-18 at 11:25, Michael Shields wrote:
> In message <1063849855.7558.0.camel at localhost.localdomain>,
> Luis Villa <louie at> wrote:
> > Say it with me- 'network effects'.
> Jabber gateways to AIM (and others) with no trouble at all.  You use
> one client, one modern, decentralized, secured protocol, and you can
> still talk to your legacy buddies until they convert.  Works great.

Only if you're lucky enough to know how to find a jabber gateway that
hasn't been blocked by AOL. That's not scalable- I can't distribute it
with GNOME and have it work out of the box.


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