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Some links on XMPP for Peter St. Andre's talk tomorrow

From: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 14:56:18 +0100
Message-ID: <b3be92a00909290656hc872d93n64a35c645ad9c51b@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-xg-socialweb@w3.org
Everyone,

   I imagine many of you are familiar with XMPP, but just in case you
aren't, it's an open XML-based protocol that runs on top of TCP (and
can use HTTP bindings) for decentralized presence and messaging.

The specifications (currently being updated) are here [1] and
additional add-ons are here at the XMPP foundation [2].

 I use it nearly everyday in my instant messenger client Pidgin and it
also runs Google Talk. If you haven't gotten a Jabber ID, I'd
recommend getting one and using it.

Lots of great potential conversations around Jabber IDs in general,
OpenID, certificates (which XMPP) supports, security (see
Off-the-Record [3]), and its use in federating social networks, i.e.
Google Wave [4], and older but still interesting work combining OAuth
with XMPP [5] in Fireeagle.

Note that XMPP is not a W3C specification, but an IETF specification
done by the non-profit XMPP (formerly Jabber) foundation [2].

[1]http://xmpp.org/rfcs/
[2]http://xmpp.org/
[3]http://www.cypherpunks.ca/otr/
[4]http://wave.google.com/
[5]http://fireeagle.yahoo.net/developer/documentation/oauth_over_xmpp
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