"When AOL opened up some of its ICQ instant messaging APIs last
April, there was criticism that the open source move was bogus. But
the latest IM code contribution from Jive is no jive, according to
Jabber open source developers.
"David Hersh, CEO of Portland, Ore.-based Jive Software, said
the IM and presence software maker has always supported the open
source movement, which in turn has played a large role in Jive's
development. Jive's Messenger serverhas been a commercial product
since its 2002 inception, but it is XMPP-compatible, with a
reputation for scalability and stability. Jive also provides its
Smack XMPP client library as open source under the Apache
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