Peter Saint-Andre for Council 2006

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I've been involved with the Jabber community since late 1999. I've been the JEP Editor since the JSF was founded in 2001, the JSF's Executive Director since 2002, and Chair of the Jabber Council for 2004-2005 and 2005-2006.


Since I'm not a great coder, my original contributions to the Jabber community were HOWTOs (e.g., for jabberd 1.4 and Winjab). Since 2001 I've mostly focused on documenting existing protocols and writing new protocol specs. As a result I edited the XMPP RFCs and have also written dozens of JEPs. I've also kept the JEP process humming since 2001 as JEP Editor.

Sixth Council Priorities

I think the Fifth Council (2005-2006) did a pretty good job. We didn't publish a lot of new protocols, but that's not necessarily a bad thing given the traditional cry of "too many JEPs". We still haven't replaced vcard-temp or finalized a protocol for end-to-end encryption (as described in my 2005 priorities but I think we're getting closer with our work on PEP. I'm confident we can finish many PEP payload formats this year, make good progress on the end-to-end encryption technology (JEP-0116), complete revisions to the XMPP RFCs at the IETF, and advance more JEPs from Draft to Final (e.g., JEP-0045 and JEP-0060). These efforts will provide strong foundations for further work. Also I would like to deprecate JEPs that people are not using (e.g., JEP-0013).

Why I'm Running Again

Once again I think it's important for the Council to publish and advance the right JEPs, not necessarily more JEPs. I'm running for Council again because I think I've done a good job of pushing the Council in 2004-2005 and 2005-2006, and I think I can do that again for 2006-2007.


As always, if you have questions or comments, ping me via email or Jabber at :-)