[Foundation] SIMPLE/XMPP interop?

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Mon Oct 27 11:29:43 CST 2003

You may have noticed the following news story:


In short, at the IM Planet conference two weeks ago, some of the 
technical leaders behind SIP/SIMPLE set up a meeting to discuss ways
to pursue interoperability between SIP/SIMPLE and Jabber/XMPP. I was 
not present at the meeting, so my only information is second hand (from
Joe Hildebrand and Tony Bamonti, who attended as Jabber Inc. employees).
However, the SIP/SIMPLE folks came to the meeting with a preliminary
document that outlined one approach to interoperability. I have seen
that document, but it was certainly not a formal proposal and AFAIK has
not been submitted as an Internet-Draft. At this point it is much too 
early to say that a breakthrough has been achieved in IM and presence 

My understanding is that there will be some informal discussions related
to interoperability at the next IETF meeting, which will be held in
Minneapolis the week of November 9-14. I will be at the IETF meeting, so
hopefully I will learn more about this nascent effort at that time.


Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation

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