[Foundation] A Brief History of Jabber

Julian Missig julian at jabber.org
Fri May 17 20:15:11 CDT 2002

On Fri, 2002-05-17 at 19:52, Michael Bauer wrote:
> Hi.  I was writing a little article for someone about Jabber that called 
> for a brief history of Jabber (and IM in general).  I did my best from 
> memory and didn't put in any exact dates so I think it's OK (although I 
> did need to gloss over the fact that Jeremie was only 2 when he started 
> working on the protocol).  
> This got me thinking and looking but didn't really find anything about the 
> history of IM much less that of Jabber per se.  DJ has some in his book 
> but there are no dates.  I wanted to whip out a little graphical timeline 
> and thought I'd ask for some dates.  I'd like to include the inception of 
> both commericial and open source efforts.  If you know have some dates and 
> would like to contribute that'd be cool.  Thanks.

Gabber interface created (as a GNOME version of cabbar): 27 Jan 2000
First public Gabber release (0.5.0): 1 May 2000

I'd like to see dates for the inception of #jabber OPN, the date we
switched to jdev on Jabber, and the creation of JabberStudio. temas?

email: julian at jabber.org
jabber:julian at jabber.org

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