[Members] Publishing Non-Open-Standard Specifications

Matthew Wild mwild1 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 16 18:31:57 UTC 2020

On Thu, 16 Jan 2020, 18:18 Jonas Schäfer, <jonas at wielicki.name> wrote:

> Actually, I think adoption by someone except the XSF would be great, but I
> fear that this is not going to happen. Instead, we will see tribal
> knowledge
> like with AESGCM and the various MUC hacks which are barely documented.
> This
> makes it hard for newcomers to implement a modern XMPP client.
> I, however, see your points about being an Open Standards organization and
> having principles. Maybe we simply need to find a different venue for some
> of
> the extensions needed for XMPP-as-a-modern-IM-system. That feels like a
> lot of
> overhead for AESGCM and OMEMO though.

For what it's worth I'd accept PRs to modernxmpp.org, I already documented
smaller stuff that way.

I'm fine with that outcome if the XSF decides it has other objectives above
serving to document XMPP on the behalf of developers.


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