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Short Take: New execs join open-source IM board

Red Hat chief technical officer Michael Tiemann and former Lotus executive David P. Reed have joined the technical advisory board of Jabber, a company developing an open-source instant messenger program. Reed, the former vice president of research and development of Lotus, was also part of the team that developed the standard used for transferring information over the Internet. Earlier members of the advisory board include Novell co-founder Craig Burton; World Wide Web standards committee founding member Rohit Khare; and Stephen Williams, developer of an America Online precursor to its instant messenger software.

Red Hat chief technical officer Michael Tiemann and former Lotus executive David P. Reed have joined the technical advisory board of Jabber, a company developing an open-source instant messenger program. Reed, the former vice president of research and development of Lotus, was also part of the team that developed the standard used for transferring information over the Internet. Earlier members of the advisory board include Novell co-founder Craig Burton; World Wide Web standards committee founding member Rohit Khare; and Stephen Williams, developer of an America Online precursor to its instant messenger software.