Ralph Meijer Application 2008
My name is Ralph Meijer (ralphm) and I'm applying for the continuance of my XSF membership.
I've been an active member of the Jabber community since late 2000. I have co-authored a number of XEPs, all around publish-subscribe technologies, and contributed to many others, as well as the XMPP specification submitted to the IETF. Futhermore I have served on the XMPP Council since 2004.
I maintain the following Jabber related services:
- Planet Jabber - *The* aggregate blog of Jabber related blogs.
- Mimír - A Jabber enabled news service / web-based news reader.
My most visible contributions in terms of code are:
- Idavoll - A (framework for building a) server-side component that implements a JEP-0060 compliant publish-subscribe service.
- The XMPP support in the Twisted Framework, of which I am the current maintainer.
- Wokkel - A library on top of Twisted that provides XMPP extension protocol implementations.
I am a strong promoter of Jabber related technologies and have been given presentations at various conferences, mostly in Europe. Also, I've organised a Jabber developers' room and Jabber booth at FOSDEM on several occasions, among others.
I would like retain my membership to continue my work within the XSF for the European continent. I will also re-apply for the next term of the XMPP Council.