Edwin Mons Application 2009
My name is Edwin Mons (intosi) and I'm applying to retain my XSF membership.
I'm currently working as a server architect for iRex Technologies. I got interested in Jabber via Ralph very early on, but only decided to enter the (then) JSF in 2004, after a few people asked me why I was manning a Jabber Software Foundation booth at FOSDEM while I was no JSF member at all ;)
In my job as server architect, I try to introduce Jabber/XMPP on every level it's technically feasible. Past projects include a data synchronization tool using pub/sub and content notifications via xmpp. Several of our new server applications use Jabber-RPC interfaces, and several new key components will use XMPP for event notifications. I also maintain the corporate Openfire server. In private projects, I try to use as much jabber-related techniques as well. Nothing too exiting, just plain notification of changes and/or database mutations, test driving XMPP server and client implementations.
Plans for the future
I'll probably be entertaining the people at FOSDEM next year at the XSF booth, if you're all willing to let me do it again. I'm currently working a lot with pubsub and Jabber-RPC, and I have a personal interest in personal eventing.
Apart from that, I'm advocating XMPP to everyone who dares to talk to me using proprietary protocols. But then again, who in the XSF isn't?
Why I'm reapplying
I really like the XSF, and I feel it's important to have such a body for XMPP. Leveraging business interest is still very important, although I feel we should at least partially focus on end-user features, as well.