Protocol of skype (skype-pidgin-integration)
rekkanoryo at rekkanoryo.org
Tue Aug 4 22:52:26 EDT 2009
Mark Doliner wrote:
> We've talked about whether the Skype PRPL is a GPL violation on this
> mailing list a few times in the past. We tend to think it is not
> technically a violation, but some Pidgin developers are unhappy with
> the plugin because it basically depends on a closed-source Skype
> library/client thingy.
Yes, we've determined that the FSF says it's not a violation in the terms of the
GPL v2. I don't think anyone is presently disputing that, although I still
think a lawyer needs to read the Skype API license before evaluating the
and, in my opinion, should make any use of said API incompatible with the GPL.
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