Remko Tronçon Application 2008
I'm a software engineer, living in Leuven, Belgium. I have been an OSS developer for many years, both as an author and a contributor.
I am a member of the core development team of Psi since early 2005, after having contributed regularly since 2003. Most of my free time is spent on developing for Psi, and has recently resulted in implementations of MUC, PEP, Avatars, Remote Controlling. Besides development for Psi, i also contribute to various other Jabber OSS projects, including Openfire and PyMSN-t. I'm also (co-)author of a few XEPs:
And finally, I always hang around on the Jabber mailing list, trying to contribute as much as i can to the various discussions and questions brought up.
Obviously, my main activity for the following period will be Psi development. I have another XMPP-related side project in progress, but more about that later ;-)
I am reapplying for XSF membership mainly as an IM client developer. Although XMPP isn't strictly an IM protocol anymore, and is used for many different interesting tasks, I feel it is important that IM is not forgotten. As an XSF member, I am motivated to keep up the active discussion contributions from the IM point of view. Of course, I will not always be wearing the IM hat, and am very dedicated to develop and promote XMPP in general, which is the job of a true XSF member.
If you're interested in discussing my application with me, feel free to contact me.