Re: [rtcweb] A plea for simplicity, marketability - and... who are we designing RTCWEB for?

Matthew Kaufman <matthew.kaufman@skype.net> Fri, 21 October 2011 23:29 UTC

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Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 16:27:58 -0700
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Subject: Re: [rtcweb] A plea for simplicity, marketability - and... who are we designing RTCWEB for?
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On 10/21/2011 11:28 AM, Randell Jesup wrote:
>
> This is the rough equivalent to saying "instead of exchanging email in 
> a standard format, and letting people use whatever 
> client/webmail-client they want to read it; if you want to read an 
> email from a gmail user you should log into gmail using their 
> interface; from an aol user log into AOL and their interface, etc.  
> Oh, and history, phonebooks, etc would all be separate."  Yes, it 
> avoids standard 'federation' formats and conversions, but...
>
>

Of course this is exactly what the various walled-garden websites of the 
world (see Facebook for a prime example) want to happen. That email was 
already widely federated isn't a feature for them at all.

Matthew Kaufman