[Jingle] "Future Jingle SIG" Formation

Ralph Meijer ralphm at ik.nu
Mon Jul 22 08:25:53 UTC 2013

On 2013-07-21 23:54, Dave Cridland wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 10:33 PM, Ralph Meijer <ralphm at ik.nu> wrote:
> [..]
>     Indeed that was a good one.
>     As some of you might be aware, there is a desire to get to a 1.0
>     version of WebRTC, and there is a heated debate going on about that
>     right now, specifically on the use of SDP as an API surface. I think
>     we should let people active on the W3C public-webrtc and the IETF
>     rtcweb mailing lists know we formed, with a short reasoning of why
>     we thought we needed the SIG and maybe a brief summary of what
>     Jingle really is.
>     The latter seems important to me, because reading those lists,
>     people do seem to know of Jingle, but not much about it. This fuels
>     some interesting side mentions of Jingle that are not accurate. For
>     example, I've seen Jingle, or maybe more specifically XEP-0167,
>     mentioned as merely an XML rendering of SDP. A brief visual
>     inspection on the spec might give you the same idea if you didn't
>     know better.
> We can do this in a number of ways, but one option might be a XEP acting
> as an informational introduction to Jingle for SIP people.
> This has a few advantages over a simple message to the list - first,
> it's a living document that'll be available in a useful form forever,
> and second, it would have the support of the XSF as a whole, and
> therefore act as an official liason document (should we wish to get all
> formal).

While I agree that this might be a good idea, this might take a while to 
do. I wanted send this message rather quickly (this week?), as there is 
quite some activity going on right now.


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