web.de goes XMPP

Web.de IMThe United Internet AG has taken another step in open standards.

On monday this week, they released their groupware solution under GPL, they confirmed their effort to use the XMPP/jabber service for a multiprotocol messenger.

Jabber is a great IM, which can talk to other networks via transports.
Unfortunatly, my OpenID-rant is true for jabber, too.

It’s hard for an average user to understand that the service has another name than the program.
Now with Google-talk and the UI-IMs provided by gmx, web.de and possibly 1&1 the number of users is growing in huge steps.

Time to set up a jabber server on your own for the geeks out htere?


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