Agreement with ICQ
darkrain42 at pidgin.im
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
>> Good point. I expressed our concerns to them (for the record, by
>> "them" I mean Andrey Krylov, ICQ Marketing Manager in Russia:
>> http://ru.linkedin.com/pub/andrey-krylov/31/937/2b8). 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.
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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