Grégoire Menuel Application 2008
My name is Grégoire Menuel, I'm 22 years old, and I've just began working for a french computer company in Lyon.
Jabber servers administration
I'm currently the main administrator of the biggest frecnch Jabber server, Jabber@Apinc, which host among others the domains im.apinc.org and jabber.fr. This server has around 1,400 concurrent online users.
I've mainly done some small projects in the Jabber world.
- Mu-conference : After having done some patches for mu-conference, I've taken
over the development of this component. I've haven't been hacking much for it lately.
- Omnipresence is a jabber component allowing to easily display one's presence
on the web. It is currently used at http://presence.jabberfr.org. It supports showing some PEP informations (Mood, Tune and Activity) in addition to showing the avatar and the status of the user.
- I've done some Jabber integration in some web soft. I've modified the Jabber
bot Neutron in order to send notifications when someone post a message on the forum and the wiki of JabberFR. I've also integrated omnipresence in this to applications, this way we can easily see if a user is connected on Jabber or not.
- Recently I've developed a "Random Chat", it is a component which can start
chat between two persons at random. The project is used at http://randomchat.jabberfr.org
I'm also one of the administrator of JabberFR, the french Jabber community. I give lots of Jabber related advices both on the forum and in the chatroom (firstname.lastname@example.org). With the help of others, we have been having a JabberFR booth for the second year at the JDLL, one of the major free software event in France.
Why I'm reapplying
I want to stay involve in the XMPP community and to continue to promote this protocol. I also want to help the XSF to do more marketing stuffs. I think that if we want XMPP to be used by everybody we should began to talk about it more, one way to promote Jabber could be to sell Jabber related T-shirts, or other goodies.