[JDEV] Re: Open Source?
chicago5 at gmx.de
chicago5 at gmx.de
Thu Feb 27 05:35:04 CST 2003
I guess it depends on the interpretation of open source. As long as rhymbox
is not GPL'd, the term open source is more or less meaningless, for me as a
developer all my source code is open source :)
I do not to stab sebastiaan, but i'd choose a proper license model... it
helps a lot. several companys wanted to obtain and buy/whatever sourcecode from
me, too, and with a proper licence model everything gets sorted quite fast.
hope this helps...
> Ok, time for some clarification.
> I'm one of the two RhymBox developers. Shalom contacted me a few days
> ago with this very same question and I answered his questions, as I do
> with every request. I did not receive any response from him. Whatever.
> > Shalom Levytam wrote:
> > Thanks, this helps a bit.
> > I guess Rhymbox is closed source then...
> Take a look in the subdirectory "src" where you installed RhymBox. It
> contains all scripts, HTML and CSS that you need to modify the GUI.
> The source code for the .exe framework is not distributed because pretty
> much the only reason you would need that is to create commercial
> application based on RhymBox. And we don't want that right now.
> We do however give out that source code to friends, people we trust,
> people who pay, etc. Contact me directly for more about this. JDEV is
> not a mailing list about one client.
> > Tijl Houtbeckers wrote:
> > "
> > Free services
> > RhymBox client and Jabber server
> > We offer a next-generation Jabber client. RhymBox is open source and
> > free of charge for personal use. "
> > It doesn't state what licence though, but "free of charge for personal
> > use" sort of implies not free for commercial use Perhaps a more clear
> > licence is provided in the download (since it's a DHTML application I
> > assume source is bundled with the download (or maybe there's a way to
> > compile DHTML these days).
> There are ways to conceil DHTML code but they are flawed, hardly worth
> the effort and the exact opposite of what "open-source" means to the
> RhymBox project. The license states something like "you can modify the
> source code as long as you don't make a million bucks selling it behind
> our backs". Not in those words though. ;-)
> The license is the first screen of the installer, and is also placed in
> the installation directory ("License.txt") for reviewing.
> We want people to be able to tweak the program interface, to learn about
> the Jabber protocol, to have an example of programming for the different
> libraries and languages that we use. Nothing more.
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