Google Talk Full Jabber Interoperability

Interesting. When Google Talk first came out, I was somewhat annoyed that they weren’t allowing server-to-server communications. That is, people on Google’s Jabber network couldn’t communicate with people on the “real” Jabber network. JF (with his Jabber account) just requested authorisation to add me to his list… via my Google Talk account. So it seems like the good people at Google changed their minds after all (or were intending to roll this out later all along). Pretty nifty. I’m not sure if they’re allowing all server-to-server communication, or just some select few, but this is certainly a step in the right direction.

Update: Looks like Slashdot already has the news, and it is indeed open to all servers. Sweet.