question about film

Ethan Blanton elb at
Wed Sep 9 21:39:57 EDT 2009

Kirkman Cadle spake unto us the following wisdom:
> hello, i have a question regarding using your program in a film. we're
> making an independent feature film and wanted to know about using pidgin in
> our film.

My non-legally-binding and not-a-lawyer understanding is this:

Instant Messaging Freedom, Inc. retains the rights to the Pidgin logo,
the Pidgin name "libpurple", etc. as it pertains to an Internet
messaging application.  However, we allow these things to be used in
reference to the Pidgin project itself.

As long as you're simply using the Pidgin application, and not trying
to pass off your independent feature film as an IM application using
the Pidgin logo, there should be no problem.  In fact, I myself think
it's fantastic, as do, I suspect, other project members.


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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