DENVER, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Jabber.com, Inc., provider of commercial Jabber(TM) Instant Messaging solutions and a subsidiary of Webb Interactive Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBB), today announced that the Jabber open source project has been selected as one of two projects for early scalability testing in the industry's first independent, non-profit lab designed for developers who are adding new business-oriented capabilities to Linux and Linux-based software. The lab, referred to as the Open Source Development Lab(TM) ("OSDL"), is supported by nineteen sponsor companies and has received more than $24 million in funding. OSDL will operate from a new 11,000-square-foot computing center in the high-tech district west of Portland, Ore. The lab will provide Linux and open source developers with access to high-end enterprise hardware and an open forum where they can build and test software for powerful servers and business computing environments. "It's amazing to witness the rate at which Jabber is being accepted and adopted across so many industries. As demand for Jabber increases, we're pleased to have the opportunity to test our software on hardware and equipment not normally accessible to us in the open source community," said Jeremie Miller, founder of the Jabber open source project located at www.jabber.org. The first OSDL project is a scalability project designed to enhance the Linux operating system to support 16 64-bit processors with near-linear performance improvement. The second project, identified with jabber.org, an open source movement for XML-based instant messaging, is focused on increasing Jabber's scalability on the Linux operating system. Andre Durand, founder of Jabber.com said, "This is a tremendous endorsement for Jabber. To be one of the first two projects selected out of thousands of open source projects in existence today is an honor. As these types of efforts enhance the Jabber open source technology, we expect to see an accelerated adoption of Jabber and an increase in demand for Jabber.com's commercial Instant Messaging solutions serving the enterprise and carrier markets." Technology research firm International Data Corp. has found that 38 percent of front-end Internet servers are shipping with Linux operating systems. As overall IT costs increase as a result of data-centers moving back towards higher-end servers, profitability for hardware vendors increases as a result of the deployment of Linux-based systems. About Jabber.com Jabber.com, Inc., a subsidiary of Webb Interactive Services (Nasdaq: WEBB), is the premiere provider of scalable Jabber Instant Messaging solutions, products and services targeting the enterprise and service provider markets. Jabber is the only open source instant messaging (IM) platform that leverages XML technology and a distributed client/server architecture to give each company complete control over their IM services, applications and branding. Jabber's robust development tools and extensible architecture make it ideal for deploying any application that requires real-time XML messaging and presence management. Jabber's web site can be found at www.jabber.com. About Webb Interactive Webb Interactive Services Inc. provides innovative online commerce communication solutions that help small businesses generate leads, increase buyer-seller interaction and strengthen customer relationships. Webb has pioneered an advanced XML-based technology platform, upon which application modules that lead the convergence of instant messaging and commerce are built. Webb's web site can be found at www.webb.net. All brand and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated. Information and statements in this report, other than historical information, should be considered forward-looking and reflect management's current views of future events and financial performance that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, the following: general economic conditions and developments within the Internet and Intranet industries; product development and technology changes; competition and pricing pressures; length of the sales cycle; variability of sale order flow and management growth.
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