The blabber.im server shuts down tomorrow.

Although we're now in the final hours, I've been working all week towards something to help. I've put up an initial version of a web-based XMPP account migrator at migrate.modernxmpp.org/

It's rushed and still a bit rough round the edges right now, but I really hope it is useful to people who still have data and contacts to migrate before blabber.im goes offline.

If you use it, let me know how it goes! 🙂

...and it's down. RIP blabber.im.

Note that this is just about the XMPP service, the Blabber.im app lives on, and you can still use it with other services 🙂

@MattJ It's a pitty it happen so fast and without much reasons given to the public (hence ton of conspiracy theories circling around), but I can understand that sometimes this is the right way to do. I hope the admin behind will get some time off, relax and who knows, maybe come back.

Thanks blabber and it's author for spreading awareness about xmpp

@muppeth
It would be good if we could work up a standard process for winding up hosted services, giving users some warning and a timeline for migrating to a new host (where technically possible). Or even a possibility for others in the community to take over admin and financial responsibility for the service.

#CommunityHosting

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@strypey
Agreed. Such a code would ideally be committed to ahead of time, too (it could help inform users selecting a service). For example in this case there were multiple offers of help, including reputable admins of other public XMPP services willing to bring the service under their wing, but they were declined.

@mattj
Weird. Do you know why those offers were rejected?

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