Prosodical Thoughts

News, announcements and thoughts from the Prosody IM team

Google Summer of Code 2010

by The Prosody Team. Tags: events .

The XMPP Standards Foundation learnt this week that it has been accepted to participate in Google’s Summer of Code programme for 2010. This programme, occurring each summer since 2005, encourages students to spend their summer working on open-source software, sponsored by Google. If you’re a student and want to work on XMPP software over the summer, apply! You may apply to work on anything XMPP-related, and if you’re not sure what would make a good project then check out the XMPP GSoC ideas page for this year.

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Prosody at FOSDEM

by Matthew Wild. Tags: events .

Just a quick note to say that at least one half of the Prosody dev team will be attending FOSDEM, Brussels in February. We’ll also be at the surrounding XMPP hackfest and summit. Speaking of hackfest… we were wondering what we should develop on the day. I’m after something fun, and different… if you have any interesting ideas for what we could do with XMPP in a day, shout now.

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One year ago today

by The Prosody Team. Tags: events .

Grab a few enthusiastic XMPP developers, a neat lightweight scripting language and put them together, what do you get? One year ago today we released the first version of Prosody. The early versions worked (kind of), and were quite feature-packed for initial releases now that I look back. The second release was made before the month’s end, and fixed a range of open issues. By the third release we had switched licenses from GPL to MIT, to give less restriction on what could be done with our code.

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