Kopete in kdenetwork

Neil Stevens 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
> protocol.

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.
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