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siliconvalley.internet.com: HP Winks ;-) at Jabber

May 29, 2003, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Singer)

"Seeing a cash cow in the burgeoning Instant Messaging sector, Hewlett-Packard Monday announced a deal to become a worldwide distribution and development partner with Denver-based Jabber Inc.

"As part of the deal, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based computer and printer maker will be jointly selling Jabber on its existing Linux-based and HP-UX platforms as well as any system bundled with Microsoft Windows 2000 and 2003 Enterprise Server edition, which HP co-developed with Jabber. The companies say their first versions should debut beginning this summer.

"Jabber's commercial product and its open source counterpart, Jabber.org, are based on the eXtensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP), which ensures that all XMPP-compliant solutions can interoperate. XMPP achieved IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) Working Group status in October 2002 and is quickly moving towards full ratification. IM guru Jeremie Miller started the Jabber project in early 1998..."

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