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- Benevolent Dictator for Life: Jeremie Miller
- Executive Director: Peter Saint Andre
- XMPP Extensions Editor
- XSF Secretary: Alexander Gnauck
Jeremie Miller invented Jabber/XMPP technologies in 1998, released the original Jabber server (jabberd) in January 1999, led the technical direction of the Jabber/XMPP community through the release of jabberd 1.4 in February 2001, helped found the Jabber Software Foundation (now the XMPP Standards Foundation) in 2001, and contributed to formalization of the core Jabber protocols through participation of the IETF’s XMPP WG in 2002-2004. Although Jeremie is no longer actively involved in the technical evolution of XMPP, he is generally recognized as “Benevolent Dictator for Life” within the Jabber/XMPP community. Jeremie was a member of the XSF Board of Directors and the XMPP Council for 2001-2003.
Peter Saint-Andre is a technical leader at Cisco Systems, Inc. and has served as executive director of the XMPP Standards Foundation since 2002. He has been contributing to the Jabber/XMPP developer community since late 1999, where he has focused on documentation and standardization as author of the XMPP RFCs, numerous XMPP extension protocols, and XMPP: The Definitive Guide (O’Reilly, 2009).
In accordance with XEP-0001, the XMPP Extensions Editor is responsible for overall management of the XMPP Standards Foundation’s standards process and publication of XMPP Extension Protocols; in particular, the XMPP Extensions Editor:
- works with XEP authors
- ensures that each XEP is properly formatted
- assigns a unique number to each XEP
- assigns or modifies the status of each XEP
- maintains each XEP under source control
- maintains the canonical list of XEPs
- publishes each XEP to the xmpp.org website
- publicly announces the existence and status of each XEP
- gathers and tallies the votes of the XMPP Council
- fulfills the responsibilities of the XMPP Registrar
Since the founding of the XMPP Standards Foundation in 2001, the XMPP Extensions Editor has been Peter Saint-Andre, who was reaffirmed by the XSF Board of Directors in their annual meeting on 2010-01-06. Peter can be contacted via email or IM at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As explained in the XSF Bylaws, the Secretary of the XMPP Standards Foundation has the following responsibilities:
- Issue all notices and announcements of the XSF (e.g., meeting announcements)
- Maintain the official records of the XSF, including the bylaws and the list of members
- Run the XSF’s quarterly membership elections and yearly Board and Council elections, including identification of eligible members and maintenance of the XSF’s voting bot
- Write and publish meeting minutes for Member meetings and Board meetings
- Coordinate and consult with the Board of Directors, the Chair of the Board, and the Executive Director on all appropriate issues
The founding Secretary of the XSF was Peter Saint-Andre, who served in that capacity from 2001 to 2005. The current Secretary of the XSF is Alexander Gnauck, who was reaffirmed by the XSF Board of Directors in their annual meeting on 2010-01-06.
Alexander Gnauck is a software engineer born in 1973 in Germany. He lives in Heilbronn, which is a city in south-central Germany near Stuttgart. As the founder of XSF Sponsor AG-Software he offers software development and consulting in XMPP communication technologies. He is also working for ALF, a company developing financial consulting software for bankers. Alexander served as Chair of the XSF Board of Directors for 2007-2008 and as a Board member for 2006-2007 and 2008-2009.