[Standards] Proposed XMPP Extension: Ephemeral Messages

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Mon Dec 30 17:24:44 UTC 2019


On Mon, 30 Dec 2019 at 17:16, Philipp Hörist <philipp at hoerist.com> wrote:

> hi,
>
> Am Mo., 30. Dez. 2019 um 17:57 Uhr schrieb Dave Cridland <
> dave at cridland.net>:
>
>> That specification isn't linked from XEP-0384 at all, so how are we
>> supposed to be able to tell it affects OMEMO?
>>
>
> You can't, and the XEP does not mandate any specific implementation or
> protocol version of the non-standard SignalProtocol. The XEP says
>
> > The signal protocol currently only exists in GPLv3-licensed
> implementations maintained by OpenWhisperSystems.
>
> So it means, you use the libraries OpenWhisperSystems currently offers and
> if you want to know what they do you read the docs on their page.
>
> I know this is not a beautiful thing in Standards world, but that's what
> it is at the moment.
>
>
The Council has consistently rejected such specifications as a result. I'll
raise this at the next Council meeting, and move to Reject it - it should
be Deferred at this point anyway.

Dave.
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