Kopete in kdenetwork
neil at qualityassistant.com
Sun Feb 23 14:03:55 GMT 2003
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On Saturday February 22, 2003 10:21, Jason Keirstead wrote:
> On Saturday 22 February 2003 09:44, Neil Stevens wrote:
> > Should KDE include anything that is tied to a proprietary protocol?
> > If not, Kopete plugins like OSCAR should remain in kdenonbeta.
> > Should KDE include anything is tied to a proprietary service (open
> > protocol or not)? If not, Kit should be moved out, and
> Just to note, TOC is not in any way an open protocol, it is just as
> proprietary as OSCAR. It was never open licensed, and AOL has even
> explicitly said they do not intend it to be free for public use by non
> AOL clients. So it is just as closed as MSN, ICQ, OSCAR, or any other
It was GNU GPL licensed with TiK. That is open according to KDE's license
policy. Yes, the protocol doc itself was published with a GNU GPL header.
> "We did not intend to allow anyone to take this code to run instant
> messaging services over AOL's network," said Tricia Primrose, an AOL
> spokeswoman in Dulles, Va
Kit doesn't run a service. It's aim.jabber.com who was running a service.
Neil Stevens - neil at qualityassistant.com
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