[Standards] OMEMO Discussion Summary 2017

Kevin Smith kevin.smith at isode.com
Wed Jun 21 17:07:03 UTC 2017


On 21 Jun 2017, at 18:03, Daniel Gultsch <daniel at gultsch.de> wrote:
> 
> 2017-06-21 18:58 GMT+02:00 Daniel Gultsch <daniel at gultsch.de>:
>> I think the meaning of that compromise is overstated.
>> The main reason for doing this is that we have a stable version which
>> can be addressed and linked to (old versions are archived) while
>> development of the XEP continues. The consensus has been that people
>> want to make OMEMO into something that goes far beyond what it is now.
>> That's fine. But this will take time. And it will also invalidate the
>> audit. That why I want - during the ongoing development of the XEP - a
>> note on top of the XEP that says. 'Hey you might have heard that OMEMO
>> got audited and widely implemented. But that's only true for version
>> 0.3 (insert link here). We are actively working on making this XEP
>> even more awesome (see below) but if you are looking for the audited
>> and widely implemented version look at version 0.3'
> 
> Forgot to mention this: The alternative would be not to link the
> warning to a version in the attic but to link to a XEP hosted on my
> personal webspace. I'm already hosting a version here:
> https://conversations.im/omemo/xep-omemo.html
> 
> I'm open to comments on whether people think hosting it in the attic
> or on my own web space is the better idea here.

I think linking to a previous version saying “This version was widely deployed” seems pretty sensible to me.

/K


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