[Juser] Shared contact list?

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Mon Mar 24 11:30:40 CDT 2008

Nicholas Cole wrote:
>>  Usually such a feature is called "shared rosters" or "communities" or
>>  somesuch. In general this feature is offered by XMPP server projects
>>  (e.g., Openfire) for enterprises (you join the company and you are
>>  automatically added to the Marketing group, when Bob in support quits in
>>  disgust he is automatically removed from the Support group, etc.). This
>>  is not usually part of non-enterprise servers and is not standardized
>>  across different server codebases (e.g., Openfire does it in a different
>>  way from Jabber XCP). We've been slowly working on a more general
>>  approach that can be used by every server, but it's not done yet.
> Dear Peter,
> Thanks for the reply.  When I looked into this a while ago it looked
> as if all the implementations required the members of the group to be
> on the same server - which I guess makes sense.  But it would be nice
> if there was a way to 'join' a shared group managed on a different
> server.  I hope that makes sense...

Oh yes I think that would be very useful for things like teams, clubs,
distributed classrooms, social networking groups, etc. We just need to
agree on how we're going to make that happen. :)


Peter Saint-Andre

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