Google Hires Lead Gaim Developer

Mozilla's Firefox developers aren't the only open source programmers migrating to the GooglePlex. Gaim lead Sean Egan announced Wednesday that he had taken a position at the search giant to help build Google Talk. Egan's current project is to make other IM clients compatible with Google's voice calling feature.

Egan will continue his work on Gaim, which is currently nearing its 2.0 release. Voice compatibility with Google Talk and support for the webcam features in MSN Messenger and Yahoo! Messenger are on the list of new features. "We're looking to feature freeze at the end of this month and release a month or so later, so be sure to get on our cases and make sure we get it finished," Egan wrote on the Gaim project site.

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