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On 04/30/2006 05:46 PM, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Sunday 30 April 2006 22:32, Paul Johnson wrote:
>>Why not move it to Jabber?  More people use and know what Jabber is
>>these days than IRC.
> Just to prove you wrong: what the hell is Jabber?

	It is an Instant Messaging Client. (like ICQ, MSN, GoogleTalk,
AIM). You can find [1]lots of information about jabber in their
[2]website. I just copied a little introduction part:

Jabber is best known as "the Linux of instant messaging" -- an open,
secure, ad-free alternative to consumer IM services like AIM, ICQ,
MSN, and Yahoo (see the IM quickstart). Under the hood, Jabber is a
set of streaming XML protocols and technologies that enable any two
entities on the Internet to exchange messages, presence, and other
structured information in close to real time. Jabber technologies
offer several key advantages:

    * Open -- the Jabber protocols are free, open, public, and easily
	understandable; in addition, multiple implementations exist
	for clients, servers, components, and code libraries.

    * Standard -- the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has
	formalized the core XML streaming protocols as an approved
	instant messaging and presence technology under the name of
	XMPP, and the XMPP specifications have been published as
	RFC 3920 and RFC 3921


	Kind regards,

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