[Council] Meeting tonight.

Matthew Wild me at matthewwild.co.uk
Tue Aug 10 10:03:07 CDT 2010

On Tue, 10 Aug 2010 08:42:14 -0600, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im>
> On 8/9/10 10:41 AM, Matthew Wild wrote:
>> On Mon, 09 Aug 2010 10:20:06 -0600, Peter Saint-Andre
>> <stpeter at stpeter.im>
>> wrote:
>>> The Council probably has 6-8 weeks left in its term (that reminds me,
>>> the XSF needs to kick off its elections process for Board and Council).
>>> What does it want to accomplish in the time remaining?
>> Yes, I'm aware of this and was looking at the roadmap a few weeks back.
>> think we're doing ok, items 1 and 2 (3920bis, 3921bis, e2e) are being
>> worked on and hopefully nearing completion, and item 3 (Jingle File
>> Transfer) is the focus of two GSoC projects so should give us some
>> much-needed implementation experience. 
> Let's make sure we capture that before the GSoC students disappear. Same
> for XEP-0198 (although Tobias won't disappear).

+1.0. We could perhaps ask each to post to standards@ with their
and feedback on the protocol they worked with.

>> Item 4 (incident reporting &
>> friends) is lagging in implementation experience, but I'm not sure this
>> is
>> council's fault.
> And I'm not sure how critically important that really is, although it
> would be nice-to-have.

Well one reason this has fallen behind is that there aren't that many
with an urgent desire to see it implemented. When it comes down to it, we
still don't *yet* have that promised deluge of spam, and most of the issues
we do have now are specific, specialised attacks and are usually dealt with
directly between admins via normal contact channels.

>> Before the end of term I personally would like to fulfil our promise in
>> the
>> current version of XEP-0136. Kev and I have been working on a
>> much-simplified protocol in the form of a few XEPs which I need to
>> polishing up and submit. This I hope to achieve in the next 2 weeks.
> Super. I was chatting with someone yesterday about message archiving and
> he said that he had an alternative (simpler) proposal, so I'll poke him
> about posting to the standards@ list about that.

He emailed me his specs off-list yesterday, and I said I'd review them and
see what (if anything) duplicated/could be merged with the specs Kev and I
have been working on. I think we'll know then whether he will want to
submit his separately.

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