"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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