libpurple license question

Daniel Atallah datallah at
Fri Oct 4 16:14:43 EDT 2013

On Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 2:40 PM, Kriel, Aileen J. <Aileen.Kriel at>
> Hi,
> We are evaluating libpurple for an application we are developing here at
Goldman Sachs.   We like libpurple and would like to use it for our app,
but its GPL licensing presents challenge with our firm’s policy.   We’d
like to find out if there is any alternative licensing you can offer for
the product?

For better or worse, a change in licensing isn't an option.

There are several copyright owners who are unwilling to agree to a license
Even if that weren't the case, the number of copyright owners makes it
impractical to attempt re-licensing.

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