GroupWise is a messaging and collaboration platform originally developed by WordPerfect Corporation and later acquired by Novell but now owned by Micro Focus. (See this Wikipedia article for details.) The Groupwise protocol within Pidgin specifically supports the instant messaging portion of the GroupWise platform. Much of Pidgin’s support for the GroupWise Messenger service was generously provided by Novell several years ago.
No. This protocol is designed to connect with a GroupWise Messenger server running on a corporate LAN. There are no known public servers.
We are told this protocol plugin works only with the GroupWise Messenger for Linux server or the GroupWise Messenger SP2 (or later) server running on NetWare or Windows, and then only if the server is secure (SSL/TLS-enabled).