[Foundation] Position Paper
Harold E. Gottschalk Jr.
heg at imissary.com
Fri Jul 26 19:49:20 CDT 2002
Yes only for completeness.
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> [mailto:members-admin at jabber.org] On Behalf Of Dave Smith
> Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2002 9:34 PM
> To: members at jabber.org
> Subject: Re: [Foundation] Position Paper
> Excuse me, but is there any need for us to even vote on
> whether or not
> Jer will be on the council???
> On Thursday, July 25, 2002, at 03:46 , Jeremie wrote:
> > The most valuable thing I figured I could offer in my
> position paper
> > is
> > an
> > overview of what I plan on doing over the next year, both in the
> > protocol
> > and software worlds:
> > Software Work (most of these are intertwined and share code in some
> > way)
> > o) jabberd - Maintenance fixes to 1.4.x, but the focus is
> mostly the
> > new
> > codebase of 1.5+ maturing into a solid 2.0 release. Some of the key
> > things I want out of this next-gen server is a much more "hackable"
> > codebase, better modularity and APIs, easier set-up and
> > portability and i18n.
> > o) server-to-server - A solid, compact, portable, and
> extremely easy
> > to
> > use/integrate set of C files that implement s2s and can be
> packaged or
> > built into anything (help grow the "network" and make it
> easier to add
> > jabber functionality to server-like and service stuff).
> > o) Amber - Something I've talked about and want to finally
> > prototype, building a special purpose jabber server that is
> > based on IMAP, so that when you point this at any IMAP server it
> > exposes Jabber functionality to clients based on IMAP (auth, roster
> > storage, rudimentary things). Something an ISP could just
> turn on to
> > demonstrate Jabber functionality for their users with zero set-up.
> > o) http/wcs - Updating the 1.4 http/wcs functionality for the 1.5
> > codebase, promoting it's functionality a bit more and
> supporting some
> > of the newer http related things (polling, xmlrpc, soap gateways,
> > etc).
> > o) mod_jabber - Working on the Apache2 Jabber module
> again, making
> > it actually usable and more than just a prototype.
> > o) JOSH - Reviving the old "Jabber On SHell" project, integrating
> > jabber
> > functionality into a unix system and fully accessible via the shell.
> > o) zeroconf/rendezvous/ichat - Experimenting with the new things
> > from Apple and supporting LAN iChat functionality.
> > Protocol Work
> > o) IETF - Continuing to work towards any standards process around
> > the IETF and Jabber concerning the core protocol documented best in
> > the current drafts.
> > o) SASL - Bolstering the SASL support, not just for c2s
> but also s2s
> > and
> > components, a unified authentication mechanism.
> > o) TLS/SSL - Enabling encrypted s2s connections, and the
> ability to
> > do cert auth between domains.
> > o) jabber:x:data - Many cool possibilities here that need to be
> > demonstrated and integrated more fully into the architecture.
> > o) Message Management - Moving beyond the JEP-13 style message
> > access into a full remote message management style functionality.
> > o) Headers - An important level of functionality that
> enables a set
> > of new server and client features, particularly client-driven
> > multi-party chats, as well as mailing-list style services.
> > o) Next-Gen protocol - Building on the ideas from mlin, beep, and
> > things
> > learned in experimenting with xatp, working towards a solid
> > understanding
> > of what Jabber needs to improve upon at it's lowest layers.
> > o) Client Guidelines - A common set of tips, tricks, hints, and
> > guidelines for Client authors that might not get the info anywhere
> > else.
> > There's lots more things things I think are cool, like pub/sub,
> > calendaring, conferencing, and I might jump into them if I can find
> > the time :)
> > Jer
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