XMPP guru Peter St. Andre blogs about the 2nd anniversary of the release of XMPP RFCs,(3920 & 3921) and his plans to issue Internet Drafts to make a few small updates. He's also working on updates to the xmpp.orgweb site.
XMPP seems to be gaining momentum. Two years ago when I started writing about SIP and SIMPLE I was pretty convinced that the future was bleak for XMPP. Yes it had success as an adopted standard in the financial and government communities, but with all the major enterprise IM vendors and telephony manufacturers announcing plans to move to SIP/SIMPLE, it seemed the writing was on the wall for XMPP. Now, things are very different with the adoption of XMPP by Google for its Google Chat service, and the growth of Jabber's commercial software offerings built around the Jabber Extensible Communications Platform. I now expect that we'll see Jabber & SIMPLE co-exist for the foreseeable future.