[Standards] File hosting XEP?

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Thu Aug 16 14:25:55 UTC 2012

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On 8/16/12 7:14 AM, Tuomas Koski wrote:
> Hi,
> On 16 August 2012 14:20, Sergey Dobrov <binary at jrudevels.org>
> wrote:
>> Yes, sorry, you're right. I just meant that buddycloud invents
>> it's own protocols instead of edit existent XEPs, write new, with
>> an XMPP community participation. It's a valid approach but
>> differs from mine.
> If I'm not wrongly mistaken, project referred in this mailing list
> is the "buddycloud Media Server". Simple quick documentation here: 
> https://buddycloud.org/wiki/GSOC_2012/Media_Server
> And some quick use cases why it was build for: 
> https://buddycloud.org/wiki/GSOC_2012/Media_Server#Use_Cases
> I believe that the main driver for buddycloud to "DIY" is that the
> use cases and requirements of the product do not fit the existing
> XEPs.
> IMHO starting with a technology and trying to match it to a problem
> is never a good way to solve anything.
> I think buddycloud is a team that wants to say: "We’ve implemented
> this product feature as a prototype, it works, and now we want to
> talk about the standard version of it."
> IMHO That’s the right way to build standards. Have a product
> problem, solve it, and then iterate with others on an open
> specification. Otherwise we just end up with another deferred XEP.

Yes, that is one way to solve problems and it seems fine to me -- not
everything needs to start out as some specification, and XMPP didn't
start out that way either. :)


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