The XMPP Council is the technical steering group that approves XMPP Extension Protocols. The Council is governed by the XSF Bylaws and XEP-0001, as augmented by various policies and procedures. The Council is elected by the members of the XMPP Standards Foundation each year in the autumn. In the interest of transparency, chatroom logs and mailing list archives are available (anyone can subscribe to the mailing list, but only Council members can post).
The twelfth Council (2012-2013) consists of the following individuals:
Tobias Markmann is a contributor to various XMPP projects including Prosody and Swift. He has also initiated the xmppench project, an XMPP server benchmark tool. Tobias joined the XMPP Council late 2011.
His blog can be found at ayena.de.
Ralph Meijer is the lead developer of several Jabber-related projects and services, including Wokkel and the XMPP support in Twisted, the Idavoll pubsub component, and Planet Jabber. Ralph has been member of the XMPP Council since 2004 and is a software developer for Rackspace.
Matt has been involved with the Jabber community since late 2000, has been a member of the XSF since its inception in 2001, and has previously served on the 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, and 2010-2011 Councils. Matt is a senior engineer and architect of XMPP client libraries for Cisco, Inc. and was previously a Professional Services Engineer and client developer for Jabber, Inc.
Kevin Smith (Chair)
Kevin Smith is Chair of the XMPP Council for 2012-2013, reprising his role from 2008-2012, having previously served as a Council member for 2006-2008. Kevin is now working on the open-source Swift XMPP client, and was formerly the project leader on Psi. Kevin’s day job is for Isode Ltd where he works on the XMPP team. Kevin is also the co-author of several XMPP extensions. Kevin’s weblog is located at http://www.kismith.co.uk/wordpress/.
Matthew Wild is a founder of the Prosody server project and a number of smaller XMPP projects. He has been a member of the XMPP Council from 2009-2011 and blogs (very) occasionally at matthewstechnologyblog.blogspot.com.
Official votes of the XMPP Council since 2001 are documented on the following pages:
- First Council (2001-2002)
- Second Council (2002-2003)
- Third Council (2003-2004)
- Fourth Council (2004-2005)
- Fifth Council (2005-2006)
- Sixth Council (2006-2007)
- Seventh Council (2007-2008)
- Eighth Council (2008-2009)
- Ninth Council (2009-2010)
- Tenth Council (2010-2011)
- Eleventh Council (2011-2012)
- Twelfth Council (2012-2013)