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XMPP Standards Foundation

The XMPP Standards Foundation (formerly the Jabber Software Foundation) is an independent, nonprofit standards development organization whose primary mission is to define open protocols for presence, instant messaging, and real-time communication and collaboration on top of the IETF’s Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP). The XSF also provides information and infrastructure to the worldwide community of Jabber/XMPP developers, service providers, and end users.

At the core of the XSF is its elected Membership who, in turn, elect a Council (the technical leadership) and Board (the business leadership). If you have an interest in XMPP, it is straightforward to become a Member of the XSF.

Although our elected members and self-selected sponsors provide a legal and financial basis for the organization, the XSF not a closed industry consortium but instead is a completely open and transparent standards development organization in which any interested individual may freely participate. Furthermore, our developer-friendly standards process avoids design by committee and places a premium on the values that built the Internet in the first place: rough consensus and running code. For further information about the XSF and the xmpp.org website, visit any of the following:

If you have any questions about the XMPP Standards Foundation, visit the contact page or get in touch with the Executive Director directly.