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Oct 04, 2000, 19:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Durand describes Jabber's recent growth. 'The interesting thing about the number of installed servers is that about 45 days ago, we checked and it was at 97 servers running, and then last week is was over a thousand. That's about a ten-x increase in 45 days.'"

"Jabber's burgeoning popularity did not go unnoticed, Durand said. 'There's probably at least 100 to 200 of those 10,000 that are Fortune 500 companies. Jabber.com, on the commercial side, has been contacted by about three or four dozen of those Fortune 500 companies, and we're well down the road with a number of them for contracts for professional services, and engagements for them to license our enterprise server, or in helping them deploy Jabber,' Durand continued. 'It's some of the biggest financial institutions, the biggest consulting groups, several Internet infrastructure and IP telephony partners--it's just all over the map,' he said. 'There is a movement afoot, that's for sure.'"

"Jabber's appeal seems to be increasingly universal, Durand said. 'We're the only open source movement in this space. There are Jabber clients running in every known [programming]language on every operating system (OS). As far as programming languages, we have C, C++, Delphi, Visual Basic, Java, Mozilla, PHP, Perl, Python, HTTP, every conceivable language. The server runs on Windows NT, Solaris, FreeBSD, every flavor of UNIX and every flavor of Linux,' Durand said."

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