[Standards] OMEMO:2 Spec Sprint

Paul Schaub vanitasvitae at fsfe.org
Mon Jan 13 19:41:09 UTC 2020


Hi Chris,

support for OTRv4 in XMPP would be a nice thing to have, but out of 
scope of the sprint. As would be MLS. The sprint is explicitly about an 
improved version of OMEMO.

On 13.01.20 20:34, Chris Ballinger wrote:
> Neat! I know that OTRv4 uses a similar pre-key mechanism. I'm not sure 
> if anyone else has looked into supporting OTRv4, but it might be 
> something to consider if we're going back to the drawing board. In its 
> current form it requires a separate pre-key server, but it would be 
> great if that requirement could be eliminated: 
> https://github.com/otrv4/prekey-server-xmpp
>
> On Mon, Jan 13, 2020 at 5:08 AM Paul Schaub <vanitasvitae at fsfe.org 
> <mailto:vanitasvitae at fsfe.org>> wrote:
>
>     Hi everyone!
>
>     With the current discussions and plans around XEP-0384 being retired
>     soon, some of us found it important to come up with a properly
>     specified
>     replacement in time.
>
>     That's why there will be an OMEMO:2 Specification Sprint! \o/
>
>     We are going to learn from the mistakes of the old specification
>     and aim
>     to create a new iteration which hopefully fixes a lot of little
>     issues
>     and addresses the concerns raised by its predecessor. Our primary
>     goal
>     is obviously to break the hard dependency on libsignal to allow for
>     implementors to use permissively licensed libraries.
>
>     If you like to attend, you should have a pretty good understanding of
>     OMEMO in its current form*.
>
>     We are targeting some weekend in the end of February for the Sprint
>     which will probably take place in Düsseldorf, Germany. More precise
>     details and a Wiki page will follow once we have a venue.
>
>     If you are interested, please let us know by replying to this mail.
>
>
>     Happy Hacking!
>
>     *: XEP-0384 and how it's implemented in the wild.
>
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