Status Open source chat system?


A while ago on one of the meetings there where some talk about open source chat system that someone wanted to write.

Sadly, since then it’s creepy silent. Meanwhile the need for text chat + IM system only increase. What is the status ?

Right now i do not see a good chat system, especially because we still have nothing running default. It’s annoying to gave no chat and some IM / Notification system that works between domains is much harder needed.

Otherwise how can people communicate and know things ? No skype s nt option. Steam is not option too. Communication need to happen in interface.