Fwd: Re: Closed-source interoperability with the GPL

Sean Egan seanegan at gmail.com
Fri Nov 2 20:35:55 EDT 2007

On 11/2/07, Ethan Blanton <elb at pidgin.im> wrote:
> I'm sorry; maybe you didn't understand that Sean has *already* talked
> to *our* lawyers, who say that it is NOT legal.  You have been told
> this on at least two separate occasions.

To be fair, I talked with attorneys about people distributing modified
versions of Pidgin to work with proprietary voice codecs, not this
issue in particular. I felt that what I learned from that discussion
is largely applicable here, and that's why I brought it up. I haven't
heard back from our lawyers about this issue yet, so anything I can
say should come with a nice "I'm not an attorney. This is not legal
advice" disclaimer as well.


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