Jabber, Inc. Announces New CTO

Nov 29, 2001, 00:00 ET from Jabber, Inc.

    DENVER, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Jabber, Inc., a leading developer of
 software for extensible instant messaging (IM), whose investors include Webb
 Interactive Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:   WEBB) and a unit of France Telecom (NYSE:  
 FTE), has announced the appointment of James Barry as Chief Technology
 Officer.  Mr. Barry has been an active supporter and member of the Jabber
 Advisory Board since its inception.  As CTO, he will be responsible for
 setting strategic direction for Jabber products and initiatives, including
 addressing such key issues as standards, competitive positioning, open source
 initiatives and industry relations.
     Barry brings over twenty years of technology industry and startup
 management experience to Jabber. Before accepting the CTO role with Jabber, he
 served as Vice President of Products and Strategy at CollabNet.  As one of the
 first employees of CollabNet, he led strategic initiatives for product
 development, strategic partnerships, and acquisitions.
     Prior to CollabNet, Mr. Barry held several management positions at IBM,
 where he is credited as the founder of the WebSphere product line of Internet
 middleware software.  While starting WebSphere, Barry was instrumental in
 establishing the initial J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition) standard.  He has
 been involved with open source projects for many years and was pivotal in
 IBM's adoption of the Apache webserver, starting the Jakarta project for
 server-side Java in addition to being instrumental in IBM's Linux initiatives.
     As a partner at ResNova Software, he was responsible for several ground
 breaking Internet webserver applications that eventually led to an acquisition
 of ResNova by Microsoft.  ResNova was an early leader of Web based commercial
 applications, Webservers and a leader in the HTTP and HTML standards setting
 process.  In addition, Mr. Barry founded InfoPort, one of the first commercial
 ISPs, in 1993.
     Rob Balgley, CEO of Jabber, Inc. commented, "James' extensive background
 and insights into Internet services, messaging infrastructure, web services,
 and open source projects, represents the ideal skill-set needed to drive
 Jabber's widespread acceptance and revenue growth going forward.  I don't
 believe that it is an overstatement to say that, at Jabber, James will be
 initiating yet another stage in outlining protocols for the Internet."
 
     About Jabber, Inc.
     Jabber, Inc. is the developer of the world's most widely used open
 platform for extensible Instant Messaging and presence management
 applications.  An independently operated subsidiary of Webb Interactive
 Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:   WEBB) with investment from France Telecom Technologies
 Investissements, Jabber, Inc. is a commercial software company that has its
 roots in the Jabber Open Source project.   With over 60,000 servers deployed,
 Jabber has been adopted in the telecommunications, enterprise and software
 development markets.   See www.jabber.com .
 
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    DENVER, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Jabber, Inc., a leading developer of
 software for extensible instant messaging (IM), whose investors include Webb
 Interactive Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:   WEBB) and a unit of France Telecom (NYSE:  
 FTE), has announced the appointment of James Barry as Chief Technology
 Officer.  Mr. Barry has been an active supporter and member of the Jabber
 Advisory Board since its inception.  As CTO, he will be responsible for
 setting strategic direction for Jabber products and initiatives, including
 addressing such key issues as standards, competitive positioning, open source
 initiatives and industry relations.
     Barry brings over twenty years of technology industry and startup
 management experience to Jabber. Before accepting the CTO role with Jabber, he
 served as Vice President of Products and Strategy at CollabNet.  As one of the
 first employees of CollabNet, he led strategic initiatives for product
 development, strategic partnerships, and acquisitions.
     Prior to CollabNet, Mr. Barry held several management positions at IBM,
 where he is credited as the founder of the WebSphere product line of Internet
 middleware software.  While starting WebSphere, Barry was instrumental in
 establishing the initial J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition) standard.  He has
 been involved with open source projects for many years and was pivotal in
 IBM's adoption of the Apache webserver, starting the Jakarta project for
 server-side Java in addition to being instrumental in IBM's Linux initiatives.
     As a partner at ResNova Software, he was responsible for several ground
 breaking Internet webserver applications that eventually led to an acquisition
 of ResNova by Microsoft.  ResNova was an early leader of Web based commercial
 applications, Webservers and a leader in the HTTP and HTML standards setting
 process.  In addition, Mr. Barry founded InfoPort, one of the first commercial
 ISPs, in 1993.
     Rob Balgley, CEO of Jabber, Inc. commented, "James' extensive background
 and insights into Internet services, messaging infrastructure, web services,
 and open source projects, represents the ideal skill-set needed to drive
 Jabber's widespread acceptance and revenue growth going forward.  I don't
 believe that it is an overstatement to say that, at Jabber, James will be
 initiating yet another stage in outlining protocols for the Internet."
 
     About Jabber, Inc.
     Jabber, Inc. is the developer of the world's most widely used open
 platform for extensible Instant Messaging and presence management
 applications.  An independently operated subsidiary of Webb Interactive
 Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:   WEBB) with investment from France Telecom Technologies
 Investissements, Jabber, Inc. is a commercial software company that has its
 roots in the Jabber Open Source project.   With over 60,000 servers deployed,
 Jabber has been adopted in the telecommunications, enterprise and software
 development markets.   See www.jabber.com .
 
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