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A Positive Note

Dave Cridland, who works on a health system communication app based on XMPP, wrote on the XSF mailing list:

Hello!

Today is a Sunday. It's normally a quiet day in the National Health Service in the UK - only emergency cases get dealt with.

Yesterday, however, the service I help run peaked at more messages than it'd normally see on a weekday - and it'll do the same today. If the growth curve holds, this week will see more messages than the system had last year.

By messages, I mean XMPP message stanzas.

The technology we've built - and continue to build - here in the XMPP Standards Foundation is actively being used to save lives. Not a few lives, either, but hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of lives, not just in the UK but increasingly in other countries too.

People are also turning to things like Whatsapp, Zoom, Hangouts, and of course Jitsi - all of which had or still have XMPP at their core. These are helping both create the physical isolation we need, and also breach the social isolation that would otherwise result.

So if things feel a little bleak right now, and you feel a need for action, then just remember - you have already helped make this crisis hurt less than it would have done without your efforts.

Thank you,

Dave.

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    Berlin Online XMPP Sprint 2020

    debacle · pubsub.movim.eu / berlin-xmpp-meetup · Sunday, 22 March - 00:47 edit

Berlin Online XMPP Sprint 2020

The planned XMPP sprint in Berlin from Thursday, 2020-03-26 to Sunday, 2020-03-29, will take place despite the current crisis. But instead of an in-person meeting, it will be an online event!

We will mainly use the XMPP group chat xmpp:xmpp-sprint@chat.cluxia.eu?join for all coordination, and multiple Jitsi instances for audio/video conferencing, maybe also mumble for voice chat.

Please find all details in the wiki and consider participation! This time, there are neither travel nor hotel costs! https://wiki.xmpp.org/web/Sprints/2020_March_Berlin

See you at the Berlin Online XMPP Sprint! Berlin is whereever you are!

#xmpp #sprint #event #community #hacking #freesoftware #uwpx #beagleim #siskinim #xmppjs #omemo #kaidan #smack #dino #omemo #prosody #xmpprs #salutatoi #debian #jitsi