Inclusion of MXit plugin into Pidgin

Ethan Blanton elb at
Tue Sep 1 19:56:04 EDT 2009

Mark Doliner spake unto us the following wisdom:
> I think I tend to have a more corporate-friendly mindset than other
> devs.  I'm interested in hearing the opinions of other developers and
> Pieter.

I would prefer not to see advertising, simply because I prefer not to
see advertising.

That said, if mxit wishes to maintain and support an open source
libpurple plugin for their proprietary protocol, and the open source
they provide happens to contain advertisements, I am OK with that,
provided that those advertisements affect ONLY users of the mxit
protocol plugin.

As soon as I have to commit a lick of code to fix a bug, or spend time
helping users, though, I would be likely to remove the advertising
code while I was in there.  :-P


The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws [that have no remedy
for evils].  They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor
determined to commit crimes.
		-- Cesare Beccaria, "On Crimes and Punishments", 1764
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