Re: Status of ICQ-related apps in Fedora.
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On Wed, May 05, 2010 at 10:05:40 +0400, Peter Lemenkov <lemenkov@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Hello All! > > It seems, that *all* 3rd party software, which is should connect to > ICQ networks for normal operation, violates their EULA (or urges users > to violate EULA). Thus, keeping in mind, that there is no way to use > ICQ-related software w/o explicitly violating their license agreement, > and there are many other open alternatives (and even proprietary > systems, which permits 3rd party applications), I think that software, > designed to work with explicit requirement to be connected to ICQ > network, should be considered as unacceptable for inclusion into > Fedora (exept thiose titles, who has explicit permission from ICQ LLC > for connecting and interoperating with their network). Any opinions? I can't see allowing just code that ICQ allows as that seems like it would be non-free. This sounds a lot like the glider case where the creator got sued for interfering with the contract between Blizzard and its customers. _______________________________________________ legal mailing list legal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/legal
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