freeIM.org vs. Jabber.org
freeIM.org -- I don't agree with freeIM's argument that AOL should have to open up AIM. If people want open-standards IM, then people should create open-standards IM. There's nothing stopping people from doing that. Write an RFC, create some reference implementations, and promote it.
Now, look at the Jabber.org group in comparison:
With great people like the Jabber group around, I have no sympathy for the lazy people at freeIM.org.