[Members] roadmap

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Thu Aug 31 10:35:26 CDT 2006

Nolan Eakins wrote:
> Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>>> http://www.jabber.org/jsf/roadmap.shtml
>>> I would see specific proposals and work efforts coming out of the
>>> roadmap, for example interop+compliance testing infrastructure and
>>> developer incentives for implementation of TLS, SASL, Encrypted
>>> Sessions, and Jingle. I'll post more about such efforts soon.
> I'd add a couple more points:
> * Continue to promote XMPP to end users, developers, businesses, and
> governments (miss anyone?) as *the* standard for fully integrated,
> real-time communication and presence. (add more if desired, kinda
> overlaps w/ the current last point but we must not forget marketing)

Have we ever done any marketing? Have we needed to?

IMHO the best marketing we ever did was take our protocols to the IETF.
Now that XMPP is a standard, it is taken seriously, implemented and
deployed much more widely, etc. Pushing XMPP to Draft (and then Final)
Standard in the IETF will make our technology even more the right choice
among developers. Granted, it would help to have at least one
easy-to-use, spec-compliant library (or getting XMPP into the core) for
each major language. And oh yeah a kick-ass, platform-independent,
Mozilla-based client a la Firefox or Mozilla. But the JSF can do only so
much and needs to focus on what it does best, which is standardization
(not code development). Or at least so it seems to me -- after all, I'm
the standards guy so that's what I know best. :-)


Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation

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