[Members] Jabber Community Forum

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Mon Nov 27 10:37:08 CST 2006


Daniel Henninger wrote:
> 
> On Nov 27, 2006, at 11:17 AM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> 
>> I've been thinking about what to do with jabber.org. Not that it's up to
>> me -- the jabber.org domain is owned by Jeremie Miller. But I think Jer
>> would agree to any reasonable use of the domain as long as it benefits
>> the Jabber community.
>>
>> I think what I'd like to see is a user-driven community site (probably
>> run on Drupal) and related services. Whether that site has any formal
>> relationship to the XMPP Software Foundation is an open question. My
>> feeling is that it would not, but that the XSF would (at least for the
>> time being) host jabber.org on its servers. The jabber.org services
>> would be run by an all-volunteer group and would not require a formal
>> organization (no, I don't like all this voting and membership stuff any
>> more than you do, but it's necessary for the JSF/XSF to maintain its
>> legal status).
>>
>> I like the name "Jabber Community Forum" for this loose network of
>> volunteers. Here's what I think the JCF might offer:
>>
>> http://www.jabber.org/ -- a friendly site introducing end users,
>> developers, sysadmins, and business people to Jabber technologies
> 
> Sounds good.  I don't know a lot about drupal, does it include basically
> wiki and forum type capabilities?

More about Drupal here:

http://drupal.org/

We're using it on xmpp.net right now. Plus we have some Drupaleers on
board here (well, Boris Mann) and there are folks working on some
interesting integration between Jabber and Drupal, so it seems like a
productive way to move forward for content management. The main Drupal
site includes a forum so I assume we could use that feature too:

http://drupal.org/forum

>> http://code.jabber.org/ -- a replacement for JabberStudio, running SVN
>> and Trac
> 
> I must caution you that I've seen a lot of talk of "Trac is terrible, we
> need to move away from it" in a couple of lists, like the Twisted list. 
> See the thread called "trac's reliability" here:
> http://twistedmatrix.com/pipermail/twisted-python/2006-November/thread.html

That seems to be a problem with the Twisted project's particular Trac
instance, not Trac in general.

I'd like to move away from JabberStudio because it's unmaintained. At
least SVN + Trac seems to be the popular choice these days.

> Beyond that, sounds good.
> 
>> xmpp:jabber.org -- a public IM server with related components
> 
> Same as it is now basically?

Yes.

/psa

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