Florian Zeitz Application 2013

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  • Name: Florian Zeitz
  • Nick: Florob
  • E-Mail: florob@babelmonkeys.de
  • JID: florob@babelmonkeys.de
  • Current Occupation: Student at the RWTH Aachen University (Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Engineering)

XMPP Related Activities

  • Running an XMPP-Server for myself and some friends (admittedly small deployment)
  • Wrote some code for Gajim. Mostly PEP related, including support for User Nickname and User Location (receiving part)
  • Working on objXMPP a (beta stage) Objective-C XMPP library
  • Work on Prosody.
  • Some (mostly unfinished) work on web applications
    • xmppchat A basic BOSH based MUC web-interface
    • adhocWeb A web client for executing Ad-Hoc commands
    • socialXMPP My test bed for implementing a web-interface to a XMPP based social network (discontinued for now)
  • Annoying people by pointing out XMPP related bugs in their code
  • At least trying to answer questions and be helpful in jdev@conference.jabber.org

Why I am applying

I have long been a fan of open distributed systems. I think it is very important that everybody can use a service they can trust and can rely on. I personally think the best way to ensure that is using your own server or one administered by a friend. XMPP fits this bill very well for IM and that is the original reason I got involved with the XMPP community. I have since found it very exciting to see technology grow and working with the XSF exchanging views on how protocol extensions should work on e.g. the standards@ ML. I've also been participating in discussion within the XMPP WG and various related WGs.