[JDEV] EVERYTHING (re: mime/file-xfer/ctcp/etc)

Jeremie jeremie at jabber.org
Mon Aug 9 22:25:23 CDT 1999

> Slashdot effect? ;)

*heh*, yeah... But I'm still alive and kicking!  I only had to reboot
myself twice ;-)

> Whoa! I may be missing something here. While Jabber, in it's current state,
> is a server-to-server paradigm, if we want Jabber to be any type of success
> in the real world it's clients will support CTCP. 

Hmm... ok, maybe *I* am missing something, explain why we need CTCP to be
a success? (Disregarding file transfer and streaming, which does need to
be CTCP and will be addressed)

> I guess I'll be holding off on my MIME, CTCP, and Security posts.

Sounds good, I'll get it out ASAP here(when I return home in a few hours).

> On a side note, most of your post implies you have ultimate control over the
> Jabber protocol?

Nope, I'm just the most familiar with it and the reasons for it's design.
In fact, there have already been numerous outside suggestions that are
part of the protocol.  I guess I'm just the over-seer for the time being,
so convince me that it can't already be done in the existing protocol or
existing structures could be expressed in a better way and it'll get

> Are we in any way open source? If so, how will submissions
> work? For ideas to be added to the protocol, do we work on convincing you?

Yes, all source code is GPL.  I'm working on shifting the focus away from
me and towards the "Core Team".  There's not much there yet, but we should
have a nice little team page up at core.jabber.org in time.  At the
moment, the members that I consider "Core" are nkirsch, tcharron,
and dsmith.  If anyone else is interested in becoming part of the main
team, just stay involved keep contributing suggestions/code for various
aspects of Jabber :)

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