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I've used Campfire by 37Signals and thought it was pretty cool. A bit pricey for me though and I would only use it with friends so I want a free alternative. Found TalkerApp and they offer a do a free version but it only offers public chat rooms.

Google Chat and Skype would've been great but they don't offer persistent chat rooms ( as far as I know) and I would like the option to have the transcripts of conversations.

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closed as not constructive by Eight Days of Malaise, phwd Feb 24 '12 at 17:42

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I was asking for an alternative. One app that can replace Campfire for me. Somebody please tell me why it deserves closing. I did not ask for a list. –  R.K. Mar 29 '12 at 8:05
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There's a list here:

http://alternativeto.net/software/campfire/

That might be useful.

Echowaves might fit the bill (open source)

Hope this helps.

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Nice. Will check it out :D –  R.K. Jun 1 '11 at 10:40
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you can create a persistent channel on skype. You can also just bookmark any private channels to reuse them.

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