[jdev] Re: Problem Connecting to GoogleTalk using my custom client

Ralph Meijer jabber.org at ralphm.ik.nu
Fri Oct 28 04:41:55 CDT 2005

On Fri, Oct 28, 2005 at 08:39:05AM +0200, Jacek Konieczny wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 28, 2005 at 07:52:24AM +1000, Trejkaz wrote:
> > On Wednesday 26 October 2005 19:35, Jacek Konieczny wrote:
> > > That doesn't matter. They offer service, not the software. If they
> > > offered the software they could not call it "XMPP compliant"... That is
> > > how I see it.
> > 
> > I guess by those rules then, no service is XMPP compliant by definition since 
> > it only applies to software.
> There are a lot of generic MUST/SHOULD/etc in the RFC, which apply to
> both software and deployment (services). I  was talking about those few
> "must implement", which are about software only.
> If I sell accounts on my XMPP server, then I may call it "XMPP
> compliant" if it doesn't break any MUST/SHOULD/etc rules from the RFC,
> except those "must implement". This is choice of my policy if I allow
> If I sell server or client software I may not call it "XMPP compliant"
> if one cannot set it up to use StartTLS or DIGEST-MD5 SASL mechanism, as
> that are "mandatory to implement" features. 

Where "sell" may also mean "distribute freely".



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