How/When did it started?

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How/When did it started?

I started looking at Jabber technology about 3 years ago. At the beginning I was just another user in the network. A few months later I wanted to install my own Jabber server.

Unfortunately I couldn't find a server which would be good enough for my needs.

First of all there was no fully compliant XMPP implementation. Second I was looking for a stable server which I could install and forget. Another need was to have simple server - simple to install, simple to maintain and simple to extend with new code.

It just happened that new JDK-1.5 has been released in beta version then but it contained NIO library for secure sockets (SSL/TLS). So that was the point I decided to start implementation...

The first lines of code were written in September 2004.