XMPP Standards Foundation

XMPP Standards Foundation

XMPP Standards Foundation is the foundation in charge of the standardization of the protocol extensions of XMPP/Jabber, the open standard of instant messaging and presence of the IETF.


The XSF was originally called the "Jabber Software Foundation" (JSF).


Members of the XSF vote on acceptance of new members, a technical Council. and a Board of Directors. However, membership is not required to publish, view, or comment on the standards that it promulgates. The unit of work at the XSF is the XMPP Extension Proposal (XEP); XEP-001 specifies the process for XEPs to be accepted by the community. Most of the work of the XSF takes place on the XMPP Extension Discussion List and the jdev Chat Room (


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors for 2007-2008 consists of the following individuals:


The seventh XMPP Council (2007-2008) consists of the following individuals:


There are currently 58 elected members of the XSF.

Emeritus Members

The following individuals are emeritus members of the Jabber Software Foundation:


One of the most important outputs of the XSF is a series of XEPs. Some have chosen to pronounce "XEP" as if it was spelled "JEP", rather than "ZEP", in order to keep with a sense of tradition. Some XEPs of note include:

  • Data Forms
  • Service Discovery
  • Multi-User Chat
  • Publish-Subscribe
  • Entity Capabilities
  • Bidirectional-streams Over Synchronous HTTP (BOSH)


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