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ZDNet UK: IM Compatibility Closer to Reality

Nov 06, 2002, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Lemos)

"The Internet's governing technical body quietly gave its stamp of approval Thursday to a group intent on creating an open standard for instant messaging.

"The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the group that sets the technical standards for the Internet, gave the go-ahead to the creators of open-source instant-messaging application Jabber to create a working group based on that technology. These such groups plan the specific implementations of the technologies that make up the Internet..."

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