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Empathy is a messaging program which supports text, voice, and video chat and file transfers over many different protocols, including Jabber (xmpp). You can tell it about your accounts on all those services and do all your chatting within one application. Empathy uses Telepathy for protocol support and has a user interface based on Gossip. Empathy is the default chat client in current versions of GNOME, making it easier for other GNOME applications to integrate collaboration functionality using Telepathy.

Extensions, plug-ins, or add-ons for this program

FarstreamAudio/Video communications framework: Python bindings


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterKelly Hopkins2 April 2010
LGPLv2.1orlaterKelly Hopkins2 April 2010
GFDLKelly Hopkins2 April 2010
Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 2.5Kelly Hopkins2 April 2010

Leaders and contributors

Guillaume Desmottes Maintainer
Xavier Claessens Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
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Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 2 April 2010.


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