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Instant Messaging Planet: A Corporate-Friendly Makeover for Open-Source IM

Mar 28, 2003, 22:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Saunders)

"The open-source IM movement stands to gain from a new, graphical front-end for installing and configuring the JabberD server.

"Released by the not-for-profit Jabber Software Foundation this week, the JabberD Quickstart executable represents a big step for the open-source JabberD server, the most widely deployed open-source IM server.

"JabberD relies on the XML-based Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP), supporters of which have been struggling to get traction in enterprises, amid heavily entrenched competition from the likes of IBM Lotus Sametime and Microsoft Exchange, a host of startups, and the public IM networks--who are busily promoting enterprise offerings of their own..."

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