I’ve recently been discussing the pros and cons of using the open IM protocol Jabber. I realize that I advocate FOSS in everything else I do. From Ubuntu Linux to OpenOffice, from Gaim to Firefox. Open protocols and open source is what we’re all about.. aren’t we?
How many of us use proprietary IM clients? For as much as we advocate FOSS do we really do as much as we can? I wonder why so many of us still use proprietary IM clients. If you’ve made the switch to Linux why are you still using msn messenger, aim or yahoo?
I am contemplating making the switch to Jabber. I foresee losing a few contacts but didn’t we lose a few things (that we were better off without!) when moving to Linux? I realize I’m having the same feelings about making that leap that I had when contemplating the leap to Linux.
I’d love to hear what people’s thoughts are on this. Can you ‘make the switch?’