Remko Tronçon for Council 2006
I'm a PhD student, and am currently finishing my PhD at the K.U.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 (JEP-0146, of which i am (co-)author). Besides development for Psi, i also contribute to various other Jabber OSS projects, including Wildfire and PyMSN-t. This year, I am mentoring two Google Summer of Code projects (Instant Syndicating and Psi Whiteboarding). 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.
My job as a council member will mainly be to actively participate and contribute to discussions and developments in this context. It has been stated that the main task of the next council will be to finalize all the standards currently in development. As an active developer from the IM world, I am able to provide feedback from the battlefield, which is required to ensure good quality standards.
I am applying for JSF council mainly as an active 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 a JSF council member, I am motivated to keep up the active discussion contributions from the IM point of view, keeping an eye on easy deployment and decent protocols for various IM purposes. 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 JSF council member.
If you're interested in discussing my application with me, feel free to contact me.