Source for Win32 Pidgin IM-History Plugin
ramaz.korintelly at im-history.com
Wed Jun 4 11:27:05 EDT 2008
We will take measures ASAP.
On 6/4/08, Daniel Atallah <datallah at pidgin.im> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 9:02 AM, Ramaz Korintelly
> <ramaz.korintelly at im-history.com> wrote:
> > It is the IM-History Public API library, it can be used and redistributed
> > without any limitation. Actually closed source, binary for Linux is
> > available as well.
> Thanks for the clarification. Unfortunately, this is a problem.
> As I'm sure you're aware, Pidgin (and libpurple) are released under
> the GPL, this means that all plugins must use a compatible license
> I did notice that the in the Pidgin IM-History plugin source comments,
> it is noted as being released under the GPL (which is a great start),
> but the way that it interacts with the (incompatibly licensed)
> imhproxy.dll library violates the license. I noticed that the linux
> version works in a different way (presumably to avoid this problem).
> See http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/gpl-faq.html#GPLIncompatibleLibs
> for a detailed description of this situation. Basically, libpurple
> would have to be relicensed to allow this type of situation (which
> isn't going to be possible) because your plugin by definition uses
> parts of libpurple.
> There are a couple other problems (the binary installer makes no note
> of the licensing that I can see, nor is the full GPL license included
> with either the installer or the zip file), but these are minor and
> easy to fix compared to the use of an incompatibly licensed library.
> Please stop distributing the Windows version of the Pidgin plugin in
> the current form.
> If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or send an
> email to the pidgin development list (devel at pidgin.im).
> Daniel Atallah.
> > On 6/4/08, Daniel Atallah <datallah at pidgin.im> wrote:
> >> On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 3:42 AM, Ramaz Korintelly
> >> <ramaz.korintelly at im-history.com> wrote:
> >> > Hi Daniel!
> >> >
> >> > Please find the source inside the package:
> >> > http://www.im-history.com/download/IMHistoryPidgin.zip
> >> Thanks for the link, Ramaz.
> >> I downloaded the zip file and found the source for the plugin.
> >> It appears to link indirectly to imhproxy.dll; what is the license for
> >> that dll and is the source available?
> >> Thanks again,
> >> Daniel
Ramaz, The IM-History Team
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