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Executive Director: Peter Saint Andre

Peter Saint-Andre is CTO at &yet 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).

Peter’s weblog is published at and syndicated at Planet Jabber. His contact information is available at

XSF Secretary

The Secretary of the XSF is Alexander Gnauck. Alex 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 AG-Software he offers software development and consulting in XMPP communication technologies. He has also worked 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.

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