[Foundation] Position Paper

bauer at michaelbauer.com bauer at michaelbauer.com
Sat Jul 27 09:39:30 CDT 2002


I think all candidates should at least have a last name.

On Thu, 25 Jul 2002, Dave Smith wrote:

> Excuse me, but is there any need for us to even vote on whether or not 
> Jer will be on the council???
> 
> :)
> 
> Diz
> 
> 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 administration,
> > 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 entirely 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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> >
> 
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