sxmppd is a server for the XMPP (Jabber) chat protocol. While other, functional XMPP servers exist, they are not as simple or have many dependencies. It supports user authentication, SSL, roster management, presence updates and subscriptions, messaging (local users), group chat, and file-based server configuration.
Ibid is a multi-protocol, general purpose, instant messaging chat bot written in Python. It aims for a naturalistic interface rather than strict-syntax commands. Ibid understands many protocols, including IRC, Jabber/XMPP/Google Talk, Campfire, NMDC, and SILC. It also interacts over SMTP, HTTP, and various RPC protocols. Ibid aims to make plugins as easy as possible to write. It ships with a large collection of plugins for looking up information, performing conversions, storing factoids, delivering messages, and much more.
GZRBOT is a port of GOZERBOT to the Google Application Engine. It is there for its code and reuse of it is highly recommended. A script is available to clone gzrbot and rename it so you can run your own bot off the GZRBOT code. GZRBOT has a plugin system that lets you program your own plugin and provide you a way to add custom functionality to your bot. Both writing commands and reacting on events through callbacks is supported.
TurnKey ejabberd Appliance is a server appliance that combines ejabberd with Speeqe to create a live chat server that supports strong encryption and works with any Web browser or XMPP client. ejabberd is a powerful XMPP server that supports clustering, live upgrades, shared roster groups and provides support for virtual hosts. It is designed to be easy to use and easy to maintain. Security patches are automatically installed. It provides a Web management interface, configuration console, and an AJAX Web shell. To minimize footprint the appliance is built from the ground up with the minimum required components. It runs everywhere thanks to multiple build formats, including an installable live CD, a VMDK with OVF support, and an Amazon EC2 AMI.
Saros is a Eclipse plugin for collaborative text editing that in particular targets distributed pair programming (also called remote pair programming), but can support arbitrarily many participants at once. All members of a session have an identical copy of an Eclipse project and Saros keeps these copies in sync as editing progresses.