SIP Gathers Momentum

by Lucas Gonze

Related link: http://www.fcc.gov/csb/aolim1.pdf



Per AOL's recent filing with the FCC with regard to making AIM interoperable with other IM providers, they will use the SIP standard of the IETF. Given that SIP has also been adopted by Microsoft for XP Messenger, this catapults it from relative obscurity to massive adoption.



So expect:



  • SIP startups and investment

  • Tech publishers to do SIP books

  • Numerous SIP implementations

  • Current presence providers to adopt SIP -- for example Magi and KnowNow.