Illegal?

Frank Lanitz frank at frank.uvena.de
Mon Mar 12 04:06:09 EDT 2012


Am 12.03.2012 05:30, schrieb Mark Doliner:
> On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 6:49 AM, Maik Schäfer <maik-schaefer at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Does this means that Pidgin is “ illegal “ and that ICQ can ban Pidgin
>> users? Or is Pidgin a ( official ) exception and was approved by ICQ?
> 
> The Pidgin project has no official relationship with ICQ.  I feel like
> the word "illegal" isn't entirely accurate in this case, since there
> is no law that says Pidgin isn't allowed to access ICQ.  However,
> you're right, it would seem that your usage of Pidgin does violate the
> terms that you posted.

As ICQ is not doing some honest attempts to enforce that rule I'm in
doubt, they will be successfully in case of a trial. However, I'd
encourage every user to make usage of Jabber/XMPP instead of ICQ...



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