[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.

Regards,
Matthew

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