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The 19th XMPP Summit and FOSDEM 2016

19th XMPP Summit

In late January 2016, from the 28th to the 29th, the XSF held its XMPP Summit in Brussels, Belgium. It was the 19th meeting by XMPP standards writers, implementers, and enthusiasts since the first XMPP Summit in July 2006. Among the topics we discussed were MIX, efficient ...

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Posted by Tobi, Nyco on February, 08, 2016 - filed under misc

XMPP at the end of the Google Summer of Code 2015

This year we had six students working on disparate projects for GSoC, and we're delighted that all of them were successful! Here we link to a wrapup blog post from each of the students, and a description of their work from their mentors.

We had Adhish Singh working on ...

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Posted by Kev on December, 18, 2015 - filed under misc

Seeking new XSF Treasurer

Until now, St Peter has been handling the XSF Treasurer role. He's stepping down from the role and the XSF Board is looking for someone new.

The role of Treasurer includes overall responsibility for the financial affairs of the XSF. The future treasurer would:

  • Maintain and monitor the XSF ...

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Posted by Simon on July, 06, 2015 - filed under misc

Eyeball Networks become an XSF Sponsor

We're happy to announce that Eyeball Networks are the latest organisation to become an XSF Sponsor.

Eyeball Networks pioneered the STUN/TURN/ICE device-to-device connection technologies adopted by communications standards including SIP, XMPP, IMS, PacketCable, IBM Sametime, Microsoft Lync, and now WebRTC. You can read more about them here ...

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Posted by willsheward on May, 26, 2015 - filed under misc

XSF GSoC Students 2015

This year, we've been lucky enough to have had many great applications to take part in Google Summer of Code under the XSF. We've selected the following six students/projects and are looking forward to working with them over an exciting summer:

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Posted by kev on April, 28, 2015 - filed under misc

Board goals for 2015

When our newest Board of Directors were elected, they decided that they wanted to set some goals against which their achievements as Board members could be measured.

And so this journey began...

We started by asking the community what THEY cared about and what they wanted the Board to focus ...

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Posted by laura on March, 23, 2015 - filed under misc

Summit 17 - the presentations

A slightly tardy share, but we have the presentations from Summit 17 in Brussels starting to trickle in! As more come in, this post will get longer (and hopefully have a more permanent home on the new site) but here we go:

XMPP Research

With their active blog ...

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Posted by laura on March, 20, 2015 - filed under misc

An introduction to

At the recent Summit 17, we were very happy to welcome Dominik Renzel and István Koren from the recently launched site The declared mission of the project is to:

"collect and to present scientific research work based on XMPP"

The site, which is a collaboration between RWTH Aachen ...

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Posted by willsheward on March, 03, 2015 - filed under misc

XMPP in Google Summer of Code 2015

We've just had the great news that Google have again accepted the XSF to mentor XMPP-related projects in the Google Summer of Code this year. GSoC is a programme whereby Google pays students a stipend to work on open source projects for the summer, and when we're able ...

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Posted by kev on March, 03, 2015 - filed under misc

No, it's not the end of XMPP for Google Talk

There's some recent discussion about the sky falling for XMPP at Google. See this blog post by Dan York for example.

In reality, we don't know the state of XMPP inside Google because they don't share their use of XMPP with the XSF. We do know Android ...

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Posted by fippo on March, 02, 2015 - filed under misc

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