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Jabber, Inc., a leading developer of software for extensible instant messaging (IM) applications, and an operating subsidiary of Webb Interactive Services, today announced a program under which a limited user version of its flagship product, the Jabber Communications Platform (JCP), will be available for free download from the Jabber website.

Under the new program, called Jabber Everywhere, Jabber, Inc. provides software developers and enterprises a no-cost version called JCP Express. It allows up to 100 registered users, full text messaging and group conference features, and XML routing for real-time communications between applications. Its server-to-server architecture enables communications to seamlessly interoperate with the worldwide network of Jabber servers and the more than 30 different versions of Jabber clients publicly available.

Code from the Jabber Open Source project is widely distributed, but this is the first time an executable version of the commercial product has been made available at no cost. "This is not Open Source software, but rather the same code implemented by Jabber for our largest corporate and service provider customers," said Don Bergal, VP of Marketing for Jabber. "Our objective is to enable development on our commercial server and to make Jabber accessible to organizations typically too small to license our product".

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