[Standards] OMEMO Key Agreement

Florian Schmaus flo at geekplace.eu
Fri Jun 2 11:35:22 UTC 2017

On 02.06.2017 12:57, Daniel Gultsch wrote:
> 2017-06-01 13:12 GMT+02:00 Kevin Smith <kevin.smith at isode.com>:
>> On 1 Jun 2017, at 11:22, Daniel Gultsch <daniel at gultsch.de> wrote:
>>> I went ahead an created a PR for XEP-0384 to match what is actually
>>> implemented in the wild.
>>> ...
>>> I changed the track from Standards to Historical.
>>> I checked: Track changes have happened before and are apparently
>>> possible if Council agrees.
>>> I think this is the best way forward given that developers and users
>>> who are *currently* looking for the OMEMO spec are probably looking
>>> for this XEP and not OMEMO-NEXT.
>>> Also we don't have to assign a new author as it would be the case if
>>> XEP-0384 would become OMEMO-NEXT.
>> I think that, while someone interested in implementing OMEMO-SIACS might find it convenient for 384 to be changed in this way, what the XSF wants is to push people towards Standards Track XEPs and in this case, 384 seems to be the logical place.
>> Conceptually, changing 384 to historical and changing the content is very odd
> If it is easier 'conceptually' I'm also fine with leaving it in the
> Standards track and marking it as deprecated.
> The point is that OMEMO in its current form is extremely popular. How
> many XEPs have Wikipedia and online news media (LWN, Golem) articles
> written about them?
> If the current consensuses is to take OMEMO in a different direction
> with OMEMO-NEXT that's fine. But don't water down the current state by
> sending it to the attic.
> The state of OMEMO as described in my PR is what people will use for
> the foreseeable future. If the XSF wants to push people in a different
> direction (OMEMO-NEXT) they can do this by deprecating XEP-384 (and
> create a link to OMEMO-NEXT)


Having XEP-0384 describe what is currently implemented is sensible.

- Florian

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