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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 ...

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Posted by kev on March, 03, 2015 - filed under Google Summer of Code

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 ...

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Posted by fippo on March, 02, 2015 - filed under misc

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 ...

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Posted by willsheward on February, 16, 2015 - filed under misc

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 ...

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Posted by laura on January, 26, 2015 - filed under misc

Upcoming events

Until our new website launches with a dedicated 'whats on' section, I wanted to share some events coming up that might be of interest to our community.

Rikard Stridof Clayster is speaking at 2 events in June, focussing in on XMPP and IoT.

Fo those of you over in ...

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Posted by laura on May, 30, 2014 - filed under misc

Happy Encrypted Network!

Today, a large number of services on the public XMPP network permanently turned on mandatory encryption for client-to-server and server-to-server connections (there's a fine summary here).

This is the first step toward making the XMPP network more secure for all users.

Stay tuned for more updates as we work ...

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Posted by stpeter on May, 19, 2014 - filed under misc

XMPP on the Global Internet of Things Day

The 9th of april is the Global IoT day  (Internet of Things day)  on the site and on events and meetups around the world are celebrating and connecting live devices.

#IoTDayStockholm is coordinating several schedules from events in different time zones and will be having workshops ...

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Posted by joachim.lindborg on April, 07, 2014 - filed under misc

Security Notice: Uncontrolled Resource Consumption with Highly-Compressed XMPP Stanzas

The XMPP Standards Foundation has published a security notice describing an uncontrolled resource consumption vulnerability in several XMPP server implementations that support application-layer compression. Details can be found at

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Posted by stpeter on April, 04, 2014 - filed under misc

Third Security Test Day

Tomorrow sees the third security test day.

Security test days help XMPP operators test-run with strong encryption settings prior to the big encryption switch-over scheduled for 19 May 2014.

A large number of XMPP sites have already signed up to the ubiquitous encryption manifesto. More so, some of the participating ...

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Posted by stpeter on March, 21, 2014 - filed under misc

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