This site is run by and for the RestMS Community, used to develop the RestMS specifications, and track the status of RestMS implementation and use. Also writing about technologies in gaming indurty.

RestMS provides web applications with enterprise-level messaging via an asynchronous RESTful interface that works over standard HTTP/HTTPS. It may well be used in computer games.

The goals of this site are social, and technical. The social goals are:

  1. To build an expert community around RestMS
  2. To write about gaming industry standards
  3. To produce small, cheap, provable pieces of work
  4. To offer a visible, rapid, and economic process

And the technical goals are:

  1. To provide a space for stability
  2. To provide a space for experimentation
  3. To grow free and open specifications
  4. To allow these to become formal standards
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Free and open specifications

The goal of this website is to develop specifications that are free and open.

License terms

Contributors agree to license their work as source code under the terms of the GPLv3. We use the GPLv3 for two main reasons:

  • It aims to provide reasonable protection against patent ambush.
  • It ensures share-alike provisions on all works derived from the specifications.

Contributors also agree to license their work as necessary for submission to the IETF as an Internet RFC, where and when this is relevant.

Derived works

Derived works are considered “free software” and fall under the terms of the GPLv3, like all specifications on this website. Software that implements specifications are not Derived Works and do not fall under the terms of the GPLv3 unless you actually make that

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This document defines the official policy of the www.restms.org Community regarding copyrights, trademarks, patents, and other rights as they pertain to Contributions made to this Website.

Goal of the Community

The Community aims to develop free and open Specifications through the Contributions of individuals and organizations, and thus to promote the interoperability of software products developed by the Community. The Community additionally aims to prepare Specifications for eventual submission to the IETF.

Legal basis

Under the laws of most countries and current international treaties (for example the “Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Work”), authors obtain numerous rights in the works they produce automatically upon producing them. These rights include copyrights, moral rights and other rights. In many cases, if the author produces a work within the scope of

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Legal Notices

www.restms.org (the “Website”) is provided by the operators of the Website (the “Operators”) as a public service to our Community and users. Please carefully review the following basic rules that govern your use of the Website. Please note that your use of the Website constitutes your unconditional agreement to follow and be bound by these Terms and Conditions of Use. If you (the “User”) do not agree to them, do not use the Website, provide any materials to the Website or download any materials from them.

The Operators reserve the right to update or modify these Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notice to User. Your use of the Website following any such change constitutes your unconditional agreement to follow and be bound by these Terms and Conditions

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Making specifications needs lots of opinion, feedback, criticism, and healthy skepticism. So your voice is a huge part of the process. There are no stupid questions. If something is unclear or looks too complex, say so! The whole point of this community is that we want to make simple designs that are fun to use.

Where to discuss

  • The mailing list is the best place for most discussions. Join the list, scan the archives, and post away.
  • You can comment every spec and wiki page. The page editor and moderators may, over time, remove old comments. Scroll to the bottom of the page, click “Add a new comment”.
  • Every spec page has an associated wiki page, where anyone can contribute and comment. Click on the “Talk” link at the top right of
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Terms of Use

www.restms.org (the “Website”) is provided by the operators of the Website (the “Operators”) as a public service to our users. Please carefully review the Terms of Use that govern your use of the Website. Please note that your use of the Website constitutes your unconditional agreement to follow and be bound by these Terms and Conditions of Use. If you (the “User”) do not agree to them, do not use the Website, provide any materials to the Website or download any materials from them.

Privacy Statement

The Privacy Statement explains what we may do, and will not do, with your personal data that might be collected while you use this site and its services. Please read this statement and if you do not agree with it, please do not

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