[Council] meeting minutes, 2008-10-22

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Wed Oct 22 16:25:30 CDT 2008

Results of the XMPP Council meeting held 2008-10-22...





Scribe: Peter Saint-Andre

0. Roll call

Present: Dave Cridland, Jack Moffitt, Peter Saint-Andre, Kevin Smith.

Absent: Ralph Meijer.

Quorum achieved.

1. Agenda bashing


2. Voting reminder

Council members are reminded to vote on items from 2008-10-22.

http://xmpp.org/council/policies.shtml defines the Council's voting
policies, specifically the 10-day rule for voting periods, after which a
Council member shall be logged as "Did Not Vote" (effectively a vote of
"0" but noted as not voting). Council consensus that the voting period
shall be deemed to start at the Council meeting at which the item is
first brought for a vote.

Note: this implies that Council members have until 19:00 UTC on
Saturday, October 25 to vote on the items from the meeting on Wednesday,
October 15. To see if you have votes outstanding, please consult the


Peter noted that, traditionally, an official vote of the Council is
either (1) a decision to modify the Status of a XEP or (2) a decision to
modify a Draft or Final XEP. In particular, decisions to issue Last
Calls, to accept ProtoXEPs as XEPs, and to issue Calls for Experience
are not official votes and can proceed with the assent of the majority
of the Council in quorum (not subject to the 10-day rule).

Therefore, since a majority of the Council in quorum assented to issuing
Last Calls for XEP-0165 and XEP-0224 in the 2008-10-15, the XEP Editor
shall issue these Last Calls.

3. XEP-0220: Server Dialback

Council consensus to keep this in XEP-0220 (not to move it back to
rfc3920bis or to publish a separate Internet-Draft), and to issue a Last
Call for advancement of XEP-0220 to Draft. Therefore the XEP Editor
shall issue a Last Call regarding XEP-0220.

4. Namespace wellformedness

The Council held a lengthy discussion beginning here:


Dave will post a message summarizing the issues to the standards@ list.
After Dave posts his message, Peter will send individual messages to
each major server vendor/project to gather their feedback.

5. ProtoXEP - Jingle Session Transfer

No objections to publishing this as a XEP, so the XEP Editor shall
publish it. Some errors noted, and Peter will fix those before publication.

6. Any other business?

The Council decided to maintain its weekly meeting schedule for the
foreseeable future.

7. Next meeting

Wednesday, 2008-10-29 @ 20:00 UTC (this will be Standard Time in UK/NL
and Daylight Saving Time in the USA, so check your local time!).


Peter Saint-Andre

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