“Erlang-based RabbitMQ was acquired today by SpringSource, which is owned by VMWare

“RabbitMQ is a complete and highly reliable enterprise messaging system based on the emerging AMQP standard. It is licensed under the open source Mozilla Public License and has a platform-neutral distribution, plus platform-specific packages and bundles for easy installation.”

Sponsors of AMQP are: Bank of America, N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Cisco Systems, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Börse Systems, Envoy Technologies Inc., Goldman Sachs, iMatix Corporation sprl., INETCO Systems Limited, JPMorgan Chase Bank Inc. N.A, Microsoft Corporation, Novell, Progress Software, Rabbit Technologies Ltd., Red Hat Inc., Solace Systems Inc., Tervela Inc., TWIST Process Innovations Ltd, WS02 Inc. and 29West Inc… (see here)

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After Google with GTalk (~ 180 million users) , now also Facebook (> 400 million users ) has switched its chat protocol to Jabber/XMPP ( pdf introduction). Now you need simply a generic xmpp client (like Adium, iChat, Miranda, Pidgin) and configure Facebook, Gtalk,..

XMPP is now the de facto the Standard protocol for Instant Messaging

We should not use anymore chat systems/operators that use proprietary standards like Skype, MS Messanger and Communicator, ..

We are next to have an Interactive Internet: like emails that can be sent out of a domain, we’ll be able to chat with people outside our domain: with my gmail account I’ll be able to chat with facebook people !!!!!!!!!!!!

The new facebook chat (chat.facebook.com) runs an OpenSource software witten in Erlang, ejabberd (commercial support at process-one.net). That will be also used by the next moodle 2.0.

See the video “Set-up an Enterprise Instant Messaging server in 180 seconds

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