Google Talk – open federation

I just had a look into google blog and found the new information that google is opening it’s jabber servers for other servers. That means that everyone who has a jabber address can talk to everyone on google talk – pretty nice!

So Google is using open standards, respects them and is extending them if it makes sense – something other companies don’t make at all. And it’s one of the reasons why I still like google (from a technical point of view, not from a censorship point of view), although they could start publishing their software for Linux to be more liked by me 😉

Let’s see how fast and well the kopete group will implement the jingle plugin, and how well it will interact with KDE. I like to test around 🙂