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XMPP Summit 13

The XMPP Standards Foundation (XSF) will hold its 13th XMPP Summit on Thursday, January 31 and Friday, February 1 in Brussels, Belgium. This is the Thursday and Friday before FOSDEM 2013.

The Summit will be held at Cisco Systems Belgium's offices in Diegem (just outside Brussels and accessible via local train from the city center).

If you would like to participate in the Summit, please join the summit@xmpp.org discussion list and post with your participation request. Space is not infinite, but we will try to accommodate all requests.

For activities on Saturday and Sunday, see the FOSDEM 2013 page.

Note: The XMPP Summit consists of intensive discussions among core XMPP developers to solve pressing problems in the XMPP protocol stack and general community. Although all are welcome, the XMPP Summit is not intended for people who are just interested in learning about XMPP (see the Saturday schedule at FOSDEM 2013), but instead for active technical contributors in the XMPP community.

Format and Topics

This year we plan to hold breakout sessions on special topics, then ask each breakout group to report to the full group about their conclusions.

Likely breakout topics include:

  • HTTP Bindings, including a review of the BoshIssues list and discussion of XMPP Over WebSocket ... after 14:00 UTC on Thursday or Friday
  • XMPP and JSON
  • XMPP and SIP, including WebRTC

If you have ideas for technical topics, please post them to the summit@xmpp.org discussion list.

Short Talks and General Updates

We will also have some short talks about technical topics that we were not able to fit into the FOSDEM devroom. Please post to the summit@xmpp.org list if you would like to volunteer. Here are some possibilities:

  • Internationalization / draft-ietf-xmpp-6122bis (Peter Saint-Andre)
  • Distributed chatrooms / XEP-0289 (Kevin Smith)
  • Message Carbons / XEP-0280 (Joe Hildebrand)
  • Message Archive Management / XEP-0313 (Waqas Hussain)
  • What is this WEBRTC thing and why should XMPP developers care (Philipp Hancke)
  • CUSAX: the combined use of SIP and XMPP in dual-stack clients (Emil Ivov)


The following people will participate in person:

  1. Thijs Alkemade (Friday only)
  2. Kim Alvefur
  3. John Atherton (Friday only)
  4. Paul Aurich
  5. Abmar Barros
  6. Diana Cionoiu
  7. Eelco Cramer (Friday only)
  8. Saúl Ibarra Corretgé
  9. Adrian Georgescu
  10. Philipp Hancke
  11. Akari Harada
  12. Joe Hildebrand
  13. Waqas Hussain
  14. Emil Ivov
  15. Florian Jensen
  16. Thomas Jost
  17. Jan Kaluza
  18. Brian Kelly
  19. Severin Kistner
  20. Victor Klos (Friday only)
  21. Steffen Larsen
  22. Vincent Lucas
  23. Tobias Markmann (Friday only)
  24. Ralph Meijer
  25. Daniel-Constantin Mierla
  26. Edwin Mons
  27. Nobuo Ogashiwa
  28. Mickaël Rémond
  29. Peter Saint-Andre
  30. Jonathan Schleifer
  31. Kevin Smith
  32. Yana Stamcheva
  33. Lance Stout
  34. Stefan Strigler
  35. Mike "bear" Taylor
  36. Simon Tennant
  37. Winfried Tilanus
  38. Mili Verma
  39. Ashley Ward
  40. Kosuke Watanabe
  41. Lloyd Watkin
  42. Matthew Wild
  43. Florian Zeitz
  44. Sonny Piers
  45. Jose Luis Navaro

The following people will participate remotely in parts of the meeting:

  1. Nathan Fritz
  2. Matthew Miller


There will be an official XSF Dinner on Thursday the 31st of January.

A shuttle bus will be provided from the official Hotel to the Restaurant and back.

Please fill in the Google Docs form to confirm your attendance for the dinner.

The following individuals and organizations have volunteered to help sponsor the cost of the dinner.

  • Isode Ltd. (€750)
  • &yet (€450)
  • AG Projects (€250)
  • buddycloud (€200)
  • jitsi.org (€200)
  • Surevine (€200)
  • Peter Saint-Andre (€100)
  • tilanus.com (€100)

If you would like to help sponsor the dinner, please contact Florian Jensen or Peter Saint-Andre, or post to the summit@xmpp.org list.

GPG key signing

During the summit there will be the possibility to sign each others GPG keys. If you want to have your keys signed, please take along:

  • Key printouts with the following:
    • your first name and last name
    • the e-mail adresses and other id's you would like to have signed
    • the key-id and encryption method (eg: 4096R/1A2B3C4D)
    • key fingerprint (visible with: gpg -v --fingerprint 1A2B3C4D)
  • Some official ID with photo (e.g. Passport or drivers license)

Prepared like this, it should not take more then 15 minutes to cross-sign the keys of everybody who is interested. More info can be found at: Debian Wiki on Keysigning. Some handy scripts for making mass-signing more easy can be found in the Signing party Debian package.

Here are the people who plan to participate:

  • Peter Saint-Andre (1024D/0DB0FEFC, E559 E98A 9BC9 ED0F 6021 FDEA 34BF 24E4 0DB0 FEFC)
  • Winfried Tilanus (4096R/62D66B3D)
  • Edwin Mons (4096R/E623BFD2, 62C4 81BC C19D DAF9 B776 6F07 BA29 DCD9 E623 BFD2)
  • Lance Stout (4096R/FF26588F, FB17 A8E1 C688 B1D5 3D8B E2DE 2C2D 68CD FF26 588F)


Summit planning meeting minutes 2013-01-03 2130 UTC


Our Hotel is the ALoft Brussels.

The rates we have:

Nights 30 & 31 January 2013

160 € per single room per night, including breakfast and taxes 170 € per double room per night, including breakfast and taxes

Nights 01 & 02 February 2013

75 € per single room per night, including breakfast and taxes 85 € per double room per night, including breakfast and taxes


All information about the Hotel and the booking form can be found here: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/XMPP2013

Please do subscribe to the summit@xmpp.org discussion list to be notified about Summit details.


  • Cisco office in Diegem: You can get the train from Schuman Station (opposite the Hotel) which takes about 30 minutes. Trains run every 30 minutes. You can find train schedules and route planner on NMBS.be. You can find a sample route here. Basically, take the Metro to central station and then follow the instructions from last year.
  • FOSDEM: Take the Metro from Schuman to Montgomery. From there take the Tram 25 towards Boondael Gare. Get off at the stop ULB.