Jack Moffitt Application 2008
My name is Jack Moffitt, and I'm re-applying for JSF membership (I was previously a member in 2005 and 2006).
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 the CEO of Chesspark which has created an online Chess community built on top of XMPP.
I was previously a member in 2005 and 2006. I also served on the council in 2005. I serve on the board currently, and also served on the board in 2005.
Contributions and Work Relating to Jabber
- libstrophe a lightweight, cross-platform client and component library for XMPP
- palaver a Twisted based MUC
- patches, bugs, and feedback for jabberd 2.x, Twisted Words, Loudmouth, xmpppy
- served on JSF Council and JSF Board in 2005
The following are things I am planning to work on:
- Twisted based extensible XMPP server in Python
- Unit testing tools for components
- voice broadcast, chat, and conferencing
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 and Jabber design, development, and promotion.