@xmpp a protocol alone does not allow you to instant message. It requires an app. One that your grandma can use. Xmpp and matrix apps are a very hard sell, even with the most technical crowd.
The author tried to point out some more general thoughts on this discussion. Technology is hard for many people, no doubts. However, no one is helped to blindly switch messengers all the time.
At the end of the article various links has been provided, see this one for example:
that sounds a bit strange.
Have you tried to reach out to one of the public chats (MUC):
Or a chat of one of the server communitys (ejabberd, OpenFire, Prosody,..)
Do you think it's a good idea to create a term like the "Jabberverse" to use with people?
eg. Instead of saying "use any app which uses the Jabber/XMPP protocol", say "Use a Jabberverse app". Much more natural and intuitive.
I think this could be very useful, like "Fediverse" for ActivityPub. Language is powerful when used well.
I took it apon myself to make a stand and narrow down a most applicable definition for the Fediverse on Wiktionary.
Here are two links on this topic:
Jabber Trademark Licensing Program
Jabber Trademark Background
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