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AbiWord Telepathy and SIP backends

This project is centered around AbiWord, a Free and Open Source word processor, which supports most of the features people have come to expect from a modern word processor. It also comes with features that are not present in competing products, most notably support for real time document collaboration through the AbiCollab plugin.

The AbiCollab plugin allows multiple people to work on-line on the same document at the same time. This eliminates the error prone practice of sending document updates over email to co-authors to keep everyone in sync. AbiCollab is designed to be transport protocol independent. It currently supports collaborating over plain TCP, XMPP/Jabber, the OLPC mesh network and over the service.

This project aims creation of two additional AbiCollab transport backends. The first would use the Telepathy framework. The second AbiCollab backend would be based on the SIP SIMPLE client SDK.

Run by AbiSource Corporation BV.