Linked by Adam S on Sun 8th Apr 2007 18:13 UTC
Internet & Networking Gaim, the ubiquitous open source instant messaging program, in order to settle a lawsuit with America Online, was renamed "Pidgin" last week. The derivative projects, libgaim and gaim-text will be renamed libpurple and Finch respectively. The new website is at, but it's currently pointing to the Gaim sourceforge site. Pidgin 2.0.0, in development for well over a year, is expected this week.
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I like "Pidgin."
by ccchips on Tue 10th Apr 2007 15:54 UTC
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It's probably good if we can all make sure everyone knows that "Pidgin" is the *new* version of what used to be Gaim. That way, all the complaints from AOL will be for naught because Pidgin is a very powerful, multi-protocol instant message application.

What I really want, though, is audio and video.

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