[Summit] IM people hiding?
aconbere at gmail.com
Thu May 29 23:56:08 CDT 2008
On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 9:30 PM, Zack Sargent <ZSargent at voxitas.com> wrote:
> Okay, so this may not be an appropriate forum, but I'm tired and obviously
> not looking in the right places. Sorry about the long and possibly boorish
> first post, but I couldn't find anywhere MORE appropriate to ask the
> following sorts of things:
> #1 Let's say that I worked for a national VOIP company and we believe that
> offering services tied together with XMPP is the shizzle. In fact, one of
> my key developers seems to have large amounts of XMPP new-logo colored
> Kool-aid in his system. He's made video calls and PSTN hookups using our
> network (and some lab gear, or I'd have him flogged) and, oh, by the way,
> XMPP instead of SIP registration. We would like to learn more, and perhaps
> sponsor work a la Google, HP, etc. How do we as a company help this
> community (and, as communities go, in turn be helped by it)?
> #2 We are consummate geeks. You cannot out AT&T AT&T. If you are in the
> voice biz to provide dialtone, ummm … well, there are people that DO that.
> We want to do stuff NEW. We want to be used for things that we may not even
> know our network is getting used for (almost typo'd that as "sued for" … but
> that's common with Verizon in your space). Would love to RECRUIT someone
> with XMPP savvy (PHP, MySQL and SIP all big pluses). Is that something we
> could do at the summit if one of my programmers and I showed up in July? Or
> would that be tacky?
> #3 I would love to show up and listen; Jon would love to participate. I'm
> just a network hack with some interest; he's actually a programmer/VOIP
> engineer. Any interest in VOIP <-> XMPP? If you guys would have interest
> in us coming and listening/rudely interjecting, I might make some
> arrangements for us to get there.
I'm not really involved with these parts of XMPP but there will almost
certainly be people at the summit talking about Jingle (see
xep-0166 and xep-0167) an xmpp technology that's being used to
provide VOIP type services. I'm sure that any experience you have in
the field would be welcome and appreciated.
So since this is a relatively quiete channel I wanted to make sure I
got a word in :)
If you want to know more about what's going on in the XMPP world with
regards to VOIP you probably want to sign-up for standards at xmpp.org
> Voxitas employs a variety of tech with the following as my basic
> philosophy: Buy the parts that do not create competitive advantage (e-mail,
> storage, etc.), build the parts that differentiate you in the marketplace.
> We use a large swath of open source, but we have not had many chances to
> contribute back to those communities. However, we see this as an
> opportunity to be the first VOIP carrier to build a nationwide switching
> fabric with XMPP as an integration API (don't go spreading that around, yet
> – release of our "3.0" platform would be late this year, at best). Our only
> real "gotcha" is "real-time-ness," because, well … voice has to happen
> consistently, instantly, and immediately every time …
> Hi, everyone … I'm Zack Sargent, VP, Ops & Engineering … Voxitas … HQ in St.
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