I wrote up some Opinions™ about iterating on the protocol and how we can continue improving it without sacrificing compatibility or fracturing the network: Comments welcome here or on the post.

@jdormit I think you should join the preparation discussion for AP round table at FOSDEM.

@how So I just register for the forum? When is the round table, and is it okay if I participate if I'm not attending FOSDEM?

@jdormit Yes please, or simply pass me your email in a PM and I invite you. All the answers to your questions are in the welcome message :)

@jdormit your reasoning is quite sound and holds some merrit. it is a good base for discussion. And it solves the question of trow away and restart. It does not break current projects and they probably can easily implement future iterations.

Good thinking.
If everyoen agrees, the next discussion point should be what features to include. There are many shortcomings to cover. And the first of all is make AP implementation more uniform. Litepub, pleroma are signs AP has a tendency to splinter

Right, I think that 's ideas have a lot of merit, as long as they can be implemented in a way that doesn't leave behind the existing network.

@jdormit These posts and the accompanying threads make me fear even more that the AP people are busy reinventing XMPP. Inviting expectations of privacy into the heads of this userbase head has been a mistake. I'm just waiting for some dolt to suggest AP needs E2EE
@jdormit .. and now @zash and @mmn inform me that this already exists in the form of Movim and XEP-0277
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