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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Posted by laura on January, 26, 2015 - filed under misc
XMPP Summit 17
The 17th XSF Summit is approaching!
On January 29th and 30th 2015, just before FOSDEM2015. members of the XMPP community will be gathering at the Cisco offices in Diegem, Brussels to talk about all things XMPP.
Our agenda is evolving but so far includes:
- XMPP-IoT, Current state of the IoT ...
Posted by joachim.lindborg on January, 08, 2015 - filed under XMPP Summit
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 ...
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 ...
Posted by stpeter on May, 19, 2014 - filed under misc
XMPP on the Global Internet of Things Day
#IoTDayStockholm is coordinating several schedules from events in different time zones and will be having workshops ...
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 http://xmpp.org/resources/security-notices/uncontrolled-resource-consumption-with-highly-compressed-xmpp-stanzas/.
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 ...