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Internet News: Jabber: An Open Source IM System

Aug 27, 1999, 18:41 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The instant messaging war between Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and America Online Inc. (AOL) has many pessimistic about the prospects that online chat can develop into an industrial-strength communication tool anytime soon."

"However, the bickering over interoperability could become old news if a new, open-source IM project is successful."

"Launched last January, Jabber uses an open architecture and is built from the ground up with interoperability and simplicity as core goals, according to lead developer Jeremie Miller."

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