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NewsForge: Jabber Developers Gain More Code as Jive Opens Up Server

Oct 06, 2004, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

"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 license..."

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