PORTLAND, Ore., June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Jive Software, a leading
provider of easy-to-use, open-architecture, enterprise collaboration
software, today announced it will license its Spark IM Client application
under the LGPL Open Source license (the "GNU Lesser General Public
License"). Spark, based on the open IETF standard XMPP (Jabber) protocol,
is a cross-platform, Java-based Client optimized for use with Jive
Software's Open-Source XMPP Wildfire Server.
With this announcement, all of the applications an organization needs
for a complete EIM ("Enterprise Instant Messaging") system are available
under Open-Source licensing terms from Jive Software. "Thanks to its tight
integration with our Wildfire IM server, Spark has been a popular free
Client since it was released last November," said Matt Tucker, CTO, Jive
Software. "I'm excited to offer Spark to our large development community as
part of a complete Open-Source EIM platform and expect that it will grow
even stronger with their support."
"We plan to retain our position as the market-leading Open-Source
alternative for real-time communications," said Dave Hersh, Jive Software's
CEO. "Using an open standard and an Open Source stack gives organizations
the ability to create massive competitive advantage through customization,
integration and federation, which the larger proprietary systems just can't
deliver. The Open Sourcing of Spark makes that potential even stronger."
Developers interested in learning about the Spark or Wildfire project
Messenger project or in downloading the software can find more information
at www.jivesoftware.org . The source code for Spark will be released in
approximately four weeks.
About Jive Software:
Jive Software improves how people work together through easy-to-use,
open- architecture, enterprise collaboration software, providing intuitive,
valuable, easy to deploy software for engineers and users. Jive Software
does this through a flexible system for collaboration that matches an open,
enterprise-class architecture with a dedication to ease of use and smarter
features. By keeping the architecture open, Jive Software ensures that
integration and customization are easy, and that employees, customers and
partners can all work together in the same environment. Through this laser-
focus on flexibility and practicality, Jive Software is changing the way
people collaborate. www.jivesoftware.com
SOURCE Jive Software, Inc.