Jitsi vs Pidgin
Last updated: April 28, 2015
Jitsi is an audio/video Internet phone and instant messenger written in Java. It supports some of the most popular instant messaging and telephony protocols such as SIP, Jabber/XMPP (and hence Facebook and Google Talk), AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo! Messenger.
Pidgin (formerly named Gaim) is a multi-platform instant messaging client. It provides the ability to have voice/video conversations using the XMPP protocol (including Google Talk). Further features include support for themes, emoticons, spell checking, and notification area integration.
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2015 - Atlassian acquires Jitsi video chat maker to power HipChat and to strike back at Microsoft Lync
Atlassian announced that it has acquired BlueJimp the founder of the open-source chat and video conferencing tool Jitsi. BlueJimp’s technology will replace the current video chat technology that powers Atlassian’s HipChat video features, both in Atlassian’s hosted and on-premise versions. Atlassian promises to continue to support and develop the open source version of Jitsi going forward. Jitsi’s WebRTC-compatible Videobridge product is likely what Atlassian was mostly interested in. It’s a scalable video router that makes it easier for developers to build video chat services with multiple participants. WebRTC, after all, should make it easier for Atlassian to scale its video services and should make it easier — and more cost-efficient — for the company to offer its on-premise version of HipChat.