Commercial use

David Balažic david.balazic at
Mon Jan 16 05:52:06 EST 2012

1.) I can be used and there are no licensing fees.

Pidgin is available under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL in short), probably version 2 (of the license, see the Pidgin sources to confirm this).

For any questions about the GPL, please refer to the official GNU GPL FAQ page, which is maintained by the authors of the license and is very thorough:

David Balažic

From: support-bounces at [mailto:support-bounces at] On Behalf Of JJCash at
Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2012 5:13 AM
To: support at
Subject: Commercial use

My name is Josh. Every year our group is charged with coming up a way to improve productivity. For my yearly improvement, I am trying to find a IM program that we could use as a backup when our IM server crashes, which is often. We use Lotus Notes at DST and our group heavily relies on Sametime IM to communicate with each other and various other groups. But it crashes on a regular basis.

I have a list of question I have before I can turn it over to my manager.
1. Can PIDGIN be used commercially and if so are there licensing fees?
2. How secure is PIDGIN. Please be specific.
3. I saw that PIDGIN can be used with Lotus Sametime, but will it work if the server in our company for Sametime is down?
4. Can PIDGIN be used stand-alone or must there be another IM that it interacts with.

I had other but cant think of them at this moment.
I am anxiously awaiting a reply.

Josh Cash

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