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An introduction to xmppresearch.org

At the recent Summit 17, we were very happy to welcome Dominik Renzel and István Koren from the recently launched site xmppresearch.org. 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 University and Technische Universität Dresden, contains articles on recent [...]

March 3, 2015

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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 to participate in this it’s a highlight [...]

March 3, 2015

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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’s Google Cloud Messaging uses it. We know Hangouts [...]

March 2, 2015

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Thank you to new and returning XSF sponsors

We’d like to say a big “thank you” to two companies who have recently signed up as sponsors of the XMPP Standards Foundation. Erlang Solutions are a new XSF sponsor who specialise in providing businesses with scalable solutions via the creation, integration, delivery and lifetime support of products and services based on the Erlang and Elixir programming languages. [...]

February 16, 2015

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It’s all about choices and control

“Why should I use XMPP?” is a question we get asked a lot. Our answer is often technically-focussed, as there are plenty of reasons XMPP might be the right choice, or we might explain about the benefits of a federated approach – where everyone can run their own server and control their own data. Either [...]

January 26, 2015

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