[Members] Publishing Non-Open-Standard Specifications

Matthew Wild mwild1 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 16 18:23:26 UTC 2020

On Thu, 16 Jan 2020, 17:42 Remko Tronçon, <remko at el-tramo.be> wrote:

> > OMEMO has happened so let's accept that fact and move on.
> This is a fine example of a slippery slope the XSF should be careful of.
I don't see why a standards body should put their specs under the same
> roof as historical documentation of protocols that happened to be used
> in the wild. It becomes hard to make a distinction what is an
> open/endorsed standard and what not.

This is a slippery slope the XSF has been on since it began then. That is
why we have Historical in the first place.

Whether we retract OMEMO or mark it with a "not endorsed" warning will have
little bearing on its implementation status in the XMPP ecosystem.


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