Wired is an open standard providing BBS-style client/server features, like chat, boards and file tranfers. Wired is both a network protocol and software suite, mainly designed for UNIX-based and Mac OS X platforms. The network protocol uses TLS/SSL to secure connections and Unicode encoding for textual communications.
Originally, Wired was developed by Axel Andersson (aka Morris) at Zanka Software, as a substitute to the old bulletin-board system named Hotline which was massively used in the 1990s. This project is a fork of the original Zanka sources, or maybe a continuation, since Morris stopped its development.