We've submitted a new ProtoXEP to the and would love your feedback before it gets accepted. The TL;DR is that it lets the server authorize a third party entity to generate invites without the entity needing to communicate with the server. github.com/xsf/xeps/pull/1068

The Office Hours today will be a demo of our recent ad-hoc commands support in Mellium. We'll use it to draw some configuration forms for popular XMPP service and discuss some of the problems with the specs we ran into. Join us at 1600 UTC!

wiki.xmpp.org/web/XMPP_Office_

We also just put a live demo on the calendar for the Office Hours! Join us on Tuesday, June 1st for a quick demo of ad-hoc commands, TUI forms, and a discussion of the spec and how it can be improved. More info: wiki.xmpp.org/web/XMPP_Office_

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We've just comitted an implementation of "XEP-0050: Ad-Hoc Commands" and a TUI example of using them to draw forms. This makes Mellium useful for configuring bots and bridges!

Looks like there will be no Office Hours tomorrow unless someone wants to sign up at the last minute? Demos, talks, round table discussions, or anything else you think it would be useful for the community to know are welcome!

Today's (2021-05-04) Office Hours are a preview of the new UI and features in Gajim 1.4 by Philipp Hörist! They have been bumped back to 1700 UTC, so don't show up early! We hope to see you there! wiki.xmpp.org/web/XMPP_Office_

Tomorrow's (2021-04-27) Office Hours is not actually XMPP related! It's an intro to the protocol by Daniel Gultsch. Hopefully this will help us in our future protocol development work! wiki.xmpp.org/web/XMPP_Office_

Join us tomorrow (Tuesday, 13th April) at 16:00 UTC for a round table discussion about the features, changes, additions deletions, and policies we'd like to see in a hypothetical future "XMPP 2.0". More info at wiki.xmpp.org/web/XMPP_Office_

Oops, we never introduced ourselves! We are a collective of people (mostly @sam) who develop cooperative software in related to and .

This weeks Office Hours are today (Mar 31st)! Join us for "Soprani.ca: bridging us all together" by Stephen Paul Weber (singpolyma) at 17:00 UTC! socialcoop.meet.coop/sam-pku-d

More info and signups at: wiki.xmpp.org/web/XMPP_Office_

This weeks Office Hours will be "Designing Message Styling" by the creator of Mellium, @sam. Tune in at 17:00 UTC on Friday March 26th. More info here: wiki.xmpp.org/web/XMPP_Office_

Daniel's talk "Verifying A/V calls with OMEMO" is starting in about 20 minutes, tune in! socialcoop.meet.coop/sam-pku-d

Join us tomorrow, March 19th, for a talk by Conversations developer Daniel Gultsch on verifying A/V calls with OMEMO at 17:00 UTC! More info at wiki.xmpp.org/web/XMPP_Office_

XMPP folks: how many core contributors does your project have? Most of the XMPP related projects we're familiar with are only 1 or 2 regular contributors and the occasional drive-by patch.

If you use and use a chat service that's compatible with be sure to join the room at: golang@conference.samwhited.co

Any students applying for this year? Interested in and ? We've applied to participate under the XSF umbrella! wiki.xmpp.org/web/Summer_of_Co

I just published the first draft of a design for Message Archive Management (chat history) to gear up for the spring relay: mellium.im/design/110_mam

Go and XMPP are a natural fit: both excel at asynchronous networking.

Mellium Co-op :xmpp: :golang:'s choices:

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