March 6, 2008

AOL Opens AIM for Open Source

Author: JT Smith

Among the major changes in Open AIM 2.0 is the fact that AOL is now providing open documentation on its core OSCAR protocol (Open System for CommunicAtion in Realtime), which powers AIM. Previously, open source instant messaging client implementations of OSCAR had to reverse-engineer the protocol instead of simply using a documented protocol.

Link: internetnews.com

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