Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Gaim becomes Pidgin

AOL sued the folks behind the Gaim instant messaging program claiming that Gaim was too close to their trademarked AIM. As a result of the settlement Gaim has changed it's name to Pidgen. They hope to release version 2.0.0 very shortly (it's been on hold while the settlement negotiations were taking place).

For those of you not in the know, Pidgen is an instant messaging platform that allows users to sign into multiple networks via a single interface. It works with AOL, GoogleTalk, Yahoo, and Windows Live. It is open source, available for multiple OSs, and can have extensions written for it by third parties.

Thanks, AOL, for giving me another reason to discuss this fine product!

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