Google Talk Gains Gaim Developer

    October 13, 2005
    WebProNews Staff

Sean Egan, Gaim’s lead developer, disclosed on Gaim’s Sourceforge site he has been working for Google for the past month and a half.

Google Talk has had one noteworthy instant messaging developer working in Seattle for the past few weeks. Gaim developer Sean Egan mentioned the career change on the site:

I (Sean) have been hired by Google, moved to Seattle, and have been working on the Google Talk team for about a month and a half. The goal of Google Talk is to make real-time communication as open as possible, and in that regard, I’ve been working to offer all of Google Talk’s features into other clients. Currently, I’m working on making it as easy as possible for other clients to use Google Talk’s voice features. You can expect Gaim and other clients to be interoperable with Google Talk’s voice features in the near future.

Gaim is an instant messaging client that supports numerous messaging services from a single client: AIM, MSN, Yahoo!, IRC, and others. It runs on Windows, MacOS X, Linux, and BSD platforms.

The Gaim client has consistently been one of the top ten most active projects on SourceForge, which is no surprise considering the excellence of the product. Google has really made a solid move bringing Egan on board.

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