Cross-project collaboration project

Luke Schierer lschiere at
Tue Dec 18 16:35:04 EST 2007

On Tue, Dec 18, 2007 at 01:29:06PM -0800, Sean Egan wrote:
> Youness Alaoui e-mailed devel at last week. He was looking for
> support to start a project on called OpenIM. This
> would be a cross-team effort to communicate and document various IM
> protocols and other related topics, like Adium's Message Styles,
> currently supported by a bunch of clients, or standardizing smiley
> themes and the sort. After some discussion, we decided that IM Freedom
> would be a more appropriate organization to host this.
> This would require little resources from IM Freedom, Inc. We would
> host a wiki (or something similar) as for us to
> work on documentation. We'd also host a few more mailing lists (I
> suspect oscar-devel@ msn-devel@, etc.). I don't see any of these
> things having a significant impact on our resources. IM Freedom would
> also take liability for all the documentation, to protect individual
> contributors if we get accused of revealing trade secrets or
> something.
> I believe our rules say that all issues should be brought up for
> debate on e-mail one week before a vote, so please discuss away.
> -s.

Since we (Daniel and Ethan mostly) solved the trac performance issues,
we have been doing well on our current hardware.  I see no issues in
adding another wiki and the additional mailing lists. 

Having the protocol development centralized to spread the cost in time
and effort across a larger number of developers is of course very
desirable.  I support this idea.


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