[Members] Re: 10,000 ft level protocol overview

Hal Rottenberg halr9000 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 22 20:34:10 CDT 2005


On 10/22/05, Bart van Bragt <jabber at vanbragt.com> wrote:
> It sounds like there are a few ideas involved here.
>
> - JIGs/Workgroups of people working on (suits of) JEPs regarding some
> area of interest (i.e. VoIP, filetransfer, encrytion).
> - A better place to find JEPs, add keywords to them or group them
> together, show links between interdependent JEPs
> - A kind of 'Getting started with Jabber Development' kind of
> document/book.

Yes, yes and yes.

> I'm not too sure about the JIG/Workgroup thing, it gives more
> fragmentation, more layers, more burocracy. Workgroups do have their
> advantages, I'm just not sure if they are the right solution to the
> problem in this case.

Good points for sure.  I recalled earlier today that there used to be
several *-JIG mailing lists, and those died from disuse.  Therefore I
propose that we definitely not separate out topics into new mailing
lists, that didn't work the first time around.  However, there's no
reason a JIG can't have a section in the wiki.  The only real added
layer of bureaucracy (heh first time using gmail's spellcheck) that I
really think is important here is the Council sponsorship.  Then when
the council meetings come around, the guys check the status of their
domains and can take any necessary action.  Same actions they take now
(last call, etc.), but there will be static repository of data about
the process that now gets lost in the dynamic mailing list.  I don't
think this is a big burden to ask of the councillors.

> I'm all for the other two idea's. Very busy this
> week, if no-one get started with the 'Jabber Development Guide' I'll
> take a swing at it.

Looks like someone's started on it:

http://wiki.jabber.org/index.php/Special:Recentchanges


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