Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Google Talk opened

Oh my god, Google just did it : Google Talk (which is XMPP/Jabber based) is now able to communicate with any other users using jabber accounts on server other than Google Talk (see here).
If you already have a Google Talk account, you can add anybody jabber-id to it (I've tested with Gaim) and you will be able to communicate with them, without worrying on the server used by your friends.

This is probably the big boost for a really interoperable and open IM system (like SMTP) as Jabber is, done by a big player.