Jack Moffitt Application 2009

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My name is Jack Moffitt, and I'm re-applying for XSF membership (I was previously a member in 2005-6 and in 2008).


I've been a Free Software hacker for a number of years. My first project was the Icecast streaming media server. This led me to work on patent-free media formats, and I have since worked for a number of years on the Xiph.org family of projects. I served numerous times as the Executive Director of the Xiph.org Foundation, have been on the board for its entire lifetime, and have performed various functions such as software development, product management, marketing and business development.

Currently I am building a real time search engine built on XMPP pubsub called Stanziq. I am also the CEO of Chesspark which has created an online chess community built on top of XMPP.

I was previously a member of the XSF since 2005 (with a brief hiatus). I serve on the council and board currently, and held positions on both in 2005 as well.

Contributions and Work Relating to Jabber

  • Speeqe - a simple Web based group chat client based on XMPP MUC
  • Strophe - a lightweight, cross-platform client and component library for XMPP both in C and in JavaScript
  • Palaver - a Twisted based MUC component
  • Punjab - a Twisted based, stand-alone XMPP BOSH connection manager
  • Poetry - XMPP commandline tools
  • write a lot about XMPP in my blog
  • patches, bugs, and feedback for ejabberd, jabberd 2.x, Twisted Words, Wokkel, Loudmouth, xmpppy
  • served on JSF Council and JSF Board in 2005 and 2008
  • I have also given several XMPP focused talks at various conferences

The following are things I am planning to work on:

  • More XMPP advocacy
  • XMPP pubsub related tools
  • Twisted based extensible XMPP server in Python
  • Unit testing tools for components

Other Activities

I'm involved in an advisory/board role with the Xiph.org Foundation.

Why I'm Re-Applying

I would like to continue participating in XMPP design, development, and promotion.

Contact Info

www: http://metajack.im email: jack at metajack.im xmpp: xmpp:metajack@gmail.com