question about film

Mark Doliner mark at
Wed Sep 9 21:48:47 EDT 2009

On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 6:39 PM, Ethan Blanton<elb at> wrote:
> 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.
> Ethan

I agree with all of this--it sounds correct to me.  Go for it.


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