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Re: [DotGNU]IM services ?

From: Adam Theo
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]IM services ?
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 12:41:14 -0500
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Norbert Bollow wrote:

>>It so happens there are two mature codebases for a Jabber
>>server: the Jabber Open Source Server (or "JOSS") licensed
>>under the Jabber Open Source License (or "JOSL") and being
>>developed by the folks, and
> Who owns the copyright to this server?  Who could make the
> decision to dual-license it under GPL+JOSL ?

I will find out. For the JCS, I'm sure it's Jabber, Inc. For the JOSS,
it's likely the core team. I don't think any of the core team would have
any problems re-licensing. I'll verify all this, however.

>>Taking all the above into account, I'd say it's actually best for the
>>GNU community to create a GPL'ed Jabber server of their own.
> Why should we do all this work when there's someone who can
> solve the problem in just five minutes?

Good point.

> I understand that the matter looks different from the
> perspective of a Jabber fan, that you think that it's worth the
> effort to create a GPL'd Jabber server.

actually, I now agree with you. It would be pointless and a distraction
to have to re-do everything. I'll work on getting the JOSS (or at least
the most important parts of it) GPL'ed.

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