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Social Web Charter: Scope / XMPP

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 May 2009 13:05:45 +0200
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To: public-xg-socialweb@w3.org
Looking at the swxg charter, under the title Scope [1]

"Other technology groups we hope to engage include microblogging,
microformats, XMPP/Jabber, dataportability.org, and privacy groups."

I think there's been a great start on this front, and of course it's
fortunate that Dan is on the board of data portability.

However, it strikes me that XMPP is under represented, unless I've
missed something.  I think XMPP has a lot to teach us as is is a
mature community with core features close to the goals of this group.

- Distributed Architecture
- Socially oriented, ability to link relationships from one disjoint
network to another
- (Portable) groups and rosters
- Existing rich clients available via web / browser addon / desktop / mobile

- Operates in reatlime but also offline
- Extensible plugin architecture
- Structured and namespaced (XML) communication protocol
- Security and Encryption

There are few systems out there that can boast such a feature list.

As such, do you think it may be an idea to engage the XSF [2], or
anyone have a good contact there?

[1] http://www.ibiblio.org/hhalpin/homepage/drafts/soccharter.html
[2] http://xmpp.org/xsf/board/
Received on Friday, 29 May 2009 11:06:25 GMT

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