CNET News.com: Start-up taps open-source messaging trend

“The start-up, Jabber.com, hopes to capitalize on companies’
needs for software and services based on the freely available new

What RedHat is to Linux, Jabber.com will be to Jabber.org,”
Andre Durand, general manager and board member of the company, said
in an interview.

“In an open-source development model, the underlying source code
for a piece of software is made available to the public. Developers
volunteer their labor, and anyone can use the code under the terms
of a public license. Jabber.org has spent two years spearheading
and organizing such volunteer work on an open-source instant
messaging system.”

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