[Standards] Don't let today be the day we bury OMEMO

Ignat Gavrilov ignat.gavrilov at mailfence.com
Wed Jun 7 20:57:01 UTC 2017


> From: Kevin Smith <kevin.smith at isode.com>
> I can understand that argument, but I think a lot of people want to have the currently deployed thing-that-isn’t-OMEMO (OMEMO-siacs) in XEP-0384. I’d rather it was documented in a different XEP too, but putting it in 384 is part of the compromise.

Easy solution (I am genius): You just make XEP-0384 OMEMO-NEXT, call it MARLEEN and put OMEMO-siacs in a new XEP-0??? and call it OMEMO. This might confuse some (very few) XMPP developers, but then you can have the XEP 384 for OMEMO-NEXT. As XEP-OMEMO never was used in any implementation, there should be very few links to 384 anyway. This will have OMEMO-siacs be what is undertood by users under the name OMEMO, allows to update the new OMEMO XEP (e.g. introduce ODR) not confuse users because the name is used for different encryption schemes and still give you XEP 384 to do changes to OMEMO (that won't be deployed in months, but hey, at least you got the XEP number).
Not sure how the OMEMO devs think about this solution, but it's a great compromise right (and shows how absurd all of this discussion is).


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