More than just a plugin

Daniel Atallah daniel.atallah at
Thu Dec 17 13:53:06 EST 2009

On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 12:12, Ethan Blanton <elb at> wrote:
> Andrew Seed spake unto us the following wisdom:
>>> I think I can make this easy for you:  Your plugin MUST be licensed
>>> with a GPL-compatible license.  Therefore, it must be open source.
>>> I sense that this is not the case, which means that your plugin is a
>>> violation of the GPL and it cannot be distributed.  The fact that you
>>> have gone ahead and distributed the binary means that you are legally
>>> obligated to provide the source of your plugin to anyone who
>>> downloaded it.
>> I was going to add on my original mail that all the code would be
>> available upon request and with a GPL-compatible license.

The only issue that I have is that it still appears to be called "Pidgin".

It seems like you would need to call it something else (and update the
various places where the pidgin website / mailing lists are
referenced) so we don't get support requests for something that we
clearly cannot support.


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