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
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