Jérôme Poisson Application 2020
(this is a slightly updated copy of my previous application as it is still valid)
I'm the main developer of the project "Salut à Toi", a multi frontends, multipurpose (not only focusing on instant messaging) XMPP client for more than 10 years. I'm following the XMPP community since then.
Beside that I'm also working on a generic and server independent PEP/Pubsub component, SàT pubsub, which aims to be feature complete.
I have done many talks, and I'm trying to explain XMPP to technical audience, as this protocol is often badly known. I have written a series of article in French explaining XMPP, some of them have been translated to english.
I'm regularly posting "progress notes" about the development of Salut à Toi, you can check them on my XMPP powered blog
Jabber ID firstname.lastname@example.org
e-mail address: email@example.com
Plan on working with XMPP
On the XMPP side, we are building an universal tool, so we are focusing on many domains. We have several features with experimental implementation (e.g. fine tuning on blog items, which allows to have a single publication with restricted access), and now I'm willing to propose protoXEP to make them standard. We are also exploring new fields like tickets handling, merge requests or forums based on pubsub. We have working implementation and once again we would like to propose this as new standard. We also have implementation for advanced file sharing using Jingle, and an XMPP based web framework.
We use heavily pubsub, and one of my main goal is to fix issues with it, and add missing features.
For the organisation, I would like to have XMPP based solutions (or at least solution accessible by XMPP) to handle the workflow (tickets, discussions, etc.). I'm willing to propose tools for that.
Why I'm reapplying
I'm extremely involved in XMPP, and I think it is important to be part of the XSF because it allows to influence the way the foundation is going (by discussions on member list, or with the vote on board and council), which can have major impact on our work.
Beside, I would like to help improving tooling by using XMPP and Free software based solutions.