PRotocols unification ? RE: New Yahoo messenger with Pidgin client

David Woolley forums at
Wed Jul 13 16:29:50 EDT 2016

On 13/07/16 17:43, David BalaĹžic wrote:
> In light of this, does anyone know any group, organization, effort or anything toward unification of IM protocols?
> Having 5 (or even 10) different apps just to communicate with people is ridiculous.
> (multi-protocol clients like pidgin help, but the problem still remains)

As already noted, XMPP.

However remember that IM services are not provided to allow people to 
efficiently send IM's to each other.  They are there to sell something, 
so it is important to lock as many people into the proprietary system.

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