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This may be a difficult one to answer. I am looking for an instant messaging application (to host ourselves) which will have these features :

- Ability to IM each other (obviously)
- Have a status against each user (i.e. free/busy/away)
- Suitable for 10-15 users.
- Have a short status (which can be entered free text by the user).
- Ability to transfer files
- Video Conferencing
- Centralised administration and basic usage reporting
- Ability to invite third parties to online presentations\screen sharing sessions (like WebEx).

Optional (nice to have)
- VOIP capability
- Open Source Software

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I think that most of it can jabber do.

About the ability of online presentation and screen sharing you might use VNC, but that's not all-in-one.


Hi DalHorinek,

Do you know if Jabber is Opensource? Do you know the main site address?



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