Crazy idea?

pidgin at pidgin at
Fri Apr 7 18:39:59 EDT 2017

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 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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