[standards-jig] Asking the server for my IP address

Ben Schumacher ben at blahr.com
Wed Nov 27 21:10:32 UTC 2002


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Van Gale wrote:
| On Wed, 27 Nov 2002 12:47:02 -0700, "Ben Schumacher" <ben at blahr.com>
| said:
|>It is unfortunate that developers have rushed to implement JEPs that are
|>still in the *EXPERIMENTAL* stage.
|
| I disagree.  I think a JEP can be stronger with an implementation to back
| it up.  Look at JEP-045 for example.  I bet development of the
| mu-conference module provided a lot of feedback to make it the wonderful
| JEP that it is :)

Yes, but again, you need to keep perspective here. Just because people
have _decided_ doesn't necessarily mean that the Council will advance
the protocol. If you read JEP-0001, there is a "cooling off" period to
allow for exactly that type of experience:

"In order for a JEP to advance from Draft to Final, it must be shown to
be stable and well-received by the Jabber community. Before presenting a
Draft standard to the Jabber Council for consideration as a Final
standard, the JEP Editor shall issue a Call for Experience on the
mailing list of the Standards JIG so that feedback may be gathered from
those who have implemented the Draft standard (the Call for Experience
shall expire not less than 10 days after the date of issue). In
addition, at least two implementations of the JEP must exist, at least
one of which must be free software or open-source software." [1]

Cheers,

bs.

1) http://www.jabber.org/jeps/jep-0001.html
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