[Members] XMPP at xmpp.org

Fabio Forno fabio at bluendo.com
Fri Oct 9 14:55:44 CDT 2009

On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 5:12 PM, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:
>> ok for 2,3 (I volunteer for writing bots doing the job), for 4: ning
>> site to use for allowing members publishing news, profiles,
>> activities?
>> I'm not sure about 1) instead, since while it is nice to have an
>> @xmpp.org JID, since it really gives the membership idea but I don't
>> know if this is in the philosophy of XMPP:
>> - giving addresses for a particular purpose imho goes against the idea
>> of federation
> I don't see why you think that. It's a special thing to have an
> @xmpp.org address, a badge of XSF membership if you will. But the server
> we run will federate with other servers, so it doesn't violate any
> principles of the XMPP philosophy to run another server. But maybe the
> iteam will just set up the server and give out addresses if XSF members
> want them. If you don't want one, we won't force you to use it. :)

Yep, I understand the value as badge of XSF membership, but besides
not being practical (not having forwarding and what happens to
subscriptions when it is ended?)  it doesn't help in seeing XMPP as a
federated identity system. Instead of giving a new address for special
privileges I think it is more XMPPish to grant them to external JIDs
and therefore I like the idea of a shared roster working across
There is also the "quick" solution of a bot managing the member MUC
(we can automatize the addition and removal of affiliations  and
invitations to all the members when there is a meeting)


Fabio Forno,
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