wija is a testbed for pursuing all possibilities of communication on the Internet.
Using wija, you can send messages instantly to your friends, chat, and share presence information with them. wija is integrated with GnuPG, so that you can make your communication secure; you can encrypt and/or digitally sign your messages, and sign your presence if you prefer.
But those are not all wija is about. It can be extended freely and easily by adding plug-in modules. Such modules may be bundled with our distributions of wija, or independently developed and distributed. By developing your own modules and plugging them into wija, you can try out "everything you can do over the Internet" yourself.
* This development is funded by IPA-ESP (Information-Technology Promotion Agency, Japan - Exploratory Software Projects) as a project called "Development and Application of Global Operating System Shell".
We have released wija version 0.13, which offers "multiple-sessions feature" to enable you to login with multiple IDs simultaneously, many other improvements, and a newly bundled plugin "Overlay GHC" to provide a distributed programming language for global problem solving!
* This development is in part funded by IPA-ESP (Information-Technology Promotion Agency, Japan - Exploratory Software Projects) as a project called "Development and Application of Global Operating System Shell".
We have released wija version 0.12, whose new features include usage of Gmail/Google Talk accounts, communication with MSN users, encryption of (group) chats in addition to messages, new generation of automatic update1, and many other improvements for better usability!
(This release has made many part of this site obsolete. Please be patient as we gradually make all information up-to-date.)
* You are also free to publicize links to this page.
[New generation of automatic update] -- wija and its plugins can be updated by downloading new software directly from other members' computers if they use newer versions.
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i-WAT is a new means for payment that connects human beings together. The ACCEPTING i-WAT badge can be used on web sites which accept payments or donations in i-WAT. Media Art Online provides services for customizing wija (although the resulting code will be distributed as a part of wija as a free software as stated by GNU GPL). We accept payments in i-WAT, where 10kWh is exchanged with approximately an hour of programming labor.
wija is partially developed using SourceForge.net. The wija project page at SourceForge.net is here.