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Title: Settling the IM war

Subtitle: Creating an open and federated protocol for instant messaging

Abstract: The world of Instant Messaging is populated with hundreds of providers - all incompatible with each other though history has shown that walled gardens are not sustainable. Why are we unable to agree upon a standard to communicate with each other?

Description: Imagine you would need a separate web browser for every website you visit. Want to shop on Amazon? Download the Amazon browser. Want to surf Reddit? Download the Reddit browser. What seems completely ridiculous in the context of the World Wide Web is a sad reality for instant messaging. The recent years have spawned a sheer number of incompatible instant messaging solutions and forced the user to have multiple accounts with different providers that all do pretty much the same thing. Slack for work, Skype for your parents and Whatsapp for your friends. Wouldn't it be great if they were some kind of standard that would make all th

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View mod_cloud_notify
# HG changeset patch
# User Daniel Gultsch <>
# Date 1455361701 -3600
# Sat Feb 13 12:08:21 2016 +0100
# Node ID 980e5f5bd62ccfcc127cc0928011e10c58709e2e
# Parent 0aa8aa6cdb1b06045dd5e40f38874af8306ed6d7
mod_cloud_notify: put publish-options into <pubsub> not into <publish>
diff -r 0aa8aa6cdb1b -r 980e5f5bd62c mod_cloud_notify/mod_cloud_notify.lua
--- a/mod_cloud_notify/mod_cloud_notify.lua Fri Feb 05 11:37:47 2016 +0100
set -e
xsltproc --path . xep.xsl "$1" > "$BASE".html;
View axolotl.xml
<message to="romeo@montague.tld" from="juilet@whateverthenamewas.tld">
<encryption xmlns="eu.siacs.conversations.axolotl">
<header sid="42"> <!-- can be reused -->
<key rid="345"></key>
<key rid="23"></key>
<payload>cipher text</payload>