[Members] Recap - Official JSF Projects & Certification

Lucas Nussbaum lucas at lucas-nussbaum.net
Fri May 13 01:43:02 CDT 2005

On Thu, May 12, 2005 at 12:46:39PM -0500, Nolan Eakins <sneakin at semanticgap.com> wrote:
> Certification would be something both open and close source software
> can achieve. This would have to be done on a per-JEP (and RFC) basis
> since not every application that uses Jabber would fall under a
> protocol suite. Meeting a protocol suite should get the app designated
> by a precious metal or some other labeling scheme to stand out. So we
> would see "JEP-0045 Certified" and "Gold Certified" for example.

While it is important to certify clients based on XMPP/JEP-compliance,
I think one important thing is missed here.

The most common complaints about Jabber clients are their lack of
documentation, their poor usability, their unfixed bugs, etc. IMHO, a
client which doesn't provide a certain level of /quality/, even if it
is totally compliant with each and every JEP, shouldn't get a

Of course, this kind of things is much more difficult to evaluate, but I
think it has to be taken into consideration while designing this
certification system.
| Lucas Nussbaum
| lucas at lucas-nussbaum.net    lnu at gnu.org    GPG: 1024D/023B3F4F |
| jabber: lucas at nussbaum.fr        http://www.lucas-nussbaum.net |
| fingerprint: 075D 010B 80C3 AC68 BD4F B328 DA19 6237 023B 3F4F |

More information about the Members mailing list