Agreement with ICQ

Paul Aurich darkrain42 at
Sun May 22 19:33:29 EDT 2011

And Evan Schoenberg, M.D. spoke on 05/21/2011 07:13 AM, saying:
> On May 21, 2011, at 9:05 AM, Ivan Komarov wrote:
>>> Agreed. I don't think _any_ of these limitations can be imposed on
>>> Pidgin/libpurple.
>> Good point. I expressed our concerns to them (for the record, by
>> "them" I mean Andrey Krylov, ICQ Marketing Manager in Russia:
>> They agree these
>> limitations are impossible to impose on an open-source product, but
>> this is the standard agreement which can't be changed. On the other
>> hand, Andrey said the agreement is a pure formality and they don't
>> really care about whether we satisfy these provisions or not. He
>> confirmed we don't have to change *any* code in libpurple/Pidgin, all
>> we have to do is sign the agreement.
> That's not how contact work.  You don't sign an agreement, the provisions of which are unacceptable, based on a verbal agreement that the "contact is just a formality; it's okay if you violate it."
> Under no circumstance should this agreement be signed.  If they don't care about whether we satisfy these provisions or not, they should provide us with a new contract themselves, or we should mark out the unacceptable provisions, initial the changes, and send it back to them for review.
> -Evan


One thing I've not seen discussed, but that Kevin reminded me of: did the
agreement signed with AOL cover ICQ as well?


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