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MLS for XMPP

Add Message Layer Security to XMPP

XMPP (Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol) is an IETF- standardized (RFC 6120/6121) communication protocol designed for instant messaging and other near-real-time exchange of structured data between two or more network entities. MLS (Messaging Layer Security) is an emerging, IETF-standardized (RFC 9420) protocol for end-to-end encryption of messages and a central part of the IETF MIMI (More Instant Messaging Interoperability) effort to allow communication across messaging apps, for example in the context of the EU Digital Markets Act.

This project adds support for MLS encrypted messaging to XMPP group chats. This includes creating a prototype implementation, standardizing an XMPP Extension Protocol (XEP) and introducing support in two existing XMPP clients.

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This project was funded through the NGI0 Core Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 101092990.

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