[jdev] Google to Connect to Other IM Networks Using Jabber Transports?

Ernest Nova ennova2005-jabber at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 5 21:56:01 CST 2007

--- Justin Karneges <justin-keyword-jabber.093179 at affinix.com> wrote:

> Totally random thought: I wonder if Google is legally required (say,
> by 
> contract with AOL) to thwart attempts by third-parties to access the
> AIM 
> integration.  What if someone wrote a new Jabber transport that
> required 4 
> fields: gmail account name, gmail password, aim account name, aim
> password?  
> Would this give the rest of the XMPP world legit access to AIM via 
> double-transporting?

Since the Google implementation is a dual headed client so that a
single transport wouldnt work anyway to connect to both IM networks
other than possibly as a wrapper; and both Gtalk and AIM are fairly
open about APIs (XMPP and "legit access" via the OpenAIM program
respectively) that you can use to connect to their networks directly -
what would this approach accomplish that you couldnt get done with 2
individual transports ?

With the OpenAIM program you dont need to piggy back on anyone - but
you do need to use the SDKs they provide and there are certain usage
limitations imposed by the keys they provide.

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