Cisco increases its bet on communication/collaboration -- while this was probably a small deal relative to Cisco acquisition norms, it's going to have significant ramifications for the IM and presence awareness markets.
In a sign that open source has truly gone mainstream, Cisco Systems forgot to mention that Jabber is an open-source messaging company when it announced the acquisition of Jabber on Friday.
Indeed, the real news centers around Cisco's growing battle with Microsoft over collaboration, as Larry Dignan points out over at ZDNet. Open source? That's just necessary plumbing, apparently. Indeed, even Jabber hardly mentions open source throughout its Web site, preferring instead to focus on "open standards."
See this Cisco press release for more details.