Inclusion of MXit plugin into Pidgin
elb at pidgin.im
Wed Sep 2 09:37:06 EDT 2009
Francois Botha spake unto us the following wisdom:
> To me, advertising is against the spirit of Pidgin, but that's a touch feely
> thing I can't substantiate. MXit make millions off their mobile advertising
> To clear up some legal issues, am I allowed to take MXit's source, remove
> the advertising, repackage the plugin (for Windows and other operating
> systems) and host it on my own site? Of course I'll provide the modified
> source as well. Or do I have to look at MXit's license for the answer?
If you are not, then the MXit plugin is license-incompatible with
Pidgin, and they must either relicense it immediately or cease
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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