Jack Moffitt Application 2015

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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 2008-14).


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'm building an experimental, parallel browser engine called Servo at Mozilla Research, and I also work on the Daala video codec. Previously, I founded Collecta, a real-time search engine based on XMPP pubsub, and Chesspark, which an XMPP-based, real-time, multiplayer chess community.

I have been a member of the XSF since 2005 (with a brief hiatus). I have served on the council and board several times.

Contributions and Work Relating to Jabber

  • Authored XMPP over Websockets Internet Draft, which is now an RFC
  • 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 XSF Council and XSF Board in 2005 and 2008, 2009, 2010
  • I have also given several XMPP focused talks at various conferences
  • I have written an book on XMPP programming called Professional XMPP Programming with JavaScript and jQuery

The following are things I am planning to work on:

  • Further enhancing the XMPP experience on the Web
  • More XMPP advocacy

Other Activities

I'm involved in an 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:jack@metajack.im