[Foundation] New protocol out of SIMPLE+XMPP :?

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Tue Oct 28 16:01:32 CST 2003

As I posted here:


Yes, some people from the SIP community approached some people from the
Jabber community at the recent IM Planet convention. I was not there
so my information is second-hand. However, there seems to be a desire
among people in the SIP community to "bridge the gap" between SIP and
XMPP at the IETF. I'm not sure exactly what that means yet. Some folks
seem to want a hybrid protocol of some kind (which doesn't make any
sense to me), but at this point the discussions are highly preliminary. 
The conversation will continue at IETF 58 in a few weeks, which I plan 
to attend, so we will know more then.


On Tue, Oct 28, 2003 at 10:06:59PM +0100, Bart van Bragt wrote:
> http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,113144,00.asp
> "The crowd was surprised into silence with SIMPLE champion Jonathan 
> Rosenberg's announcement that "SIP and Jabber communities are actively 
> working towards a unified, single-server protocol.""
> "Rosenberg anticipates a draft of a new protocol document could be 
> completed soon, then submitted to the IETF. The organization could 
> consider the standards integration as soon as its November meeting in 
> Minneapolis."
> Eeehm?
> This would be great IMO but how far is this all from the truth? Are we 
> talking about a new protocol or some means to make communication between 
> the two standards possible?
> Bart

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