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Jabber foundation releases free “one-step-install” IM server

Mar 27, 2003 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

The non-profit Jabber Software Foundation (JSF) announced immediate availability of JabberD Quickstart, a pre-packaged executable said to enable “one-step installation and use” of the open source JabberD instant messaging (IM) server.

The JSF reports that more than 150,000 copies of the JabberD server have been downloaded prior to the launch of Quickstart. The organization estimates that there are now more than 7 million worldwide users of Jabber for “instant communications”.

According to the JSF, Quickstart is an all-in-one executable file that provides the functional equivalent of shrink-wrapped software. Once installed, JabberD can be used for secure intra-organizational IM behind the firewall, secure inter-organizational IM through server-to-server communications, or as a publicly available open IM server, the organization said.

JabberD Quickstart may be downloaded for free, here.

About Jabber and the Jabber Software Foundation

According to the Jabber Software Foundation . . .

Whereas legacy instant messaging services are closed networks based on proprietary protocols, Jabber provides a distributed architecture developed around a is a client-server-based open protocol. Because Jabber enables organizations to take control of their own IM services, it is an increasingly attractive option for companies that require the kind of privacy and security that is lacking in consumer IM services. The new JabberD Quickstart package is intended to makes it easier to get started with Jabber, and hasten the adoption of Jabber technologies.

The Jabber Software Foundation (JSF) fosters freedom of conversation by managing open protocols layered on top of the IETF's Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP), and by providing organizational and technical assistance to open-source projects and companies that develop and deploy Jabber technologies for instant messaging and other presence-enabled applications.

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