[JDEV] Re: Open Source?
danielmd at im-thinking.com
Thu Feb 27 11:19:19 CST 2003
I agree with Ulrich,
There are allot of open source companies like: mySQL, Zend, etc... Those
provide open source licenses and also commercial services and products,
maybe you guys at Rhymbox should do it that way too.
By the way I am a big fan of your client Rhymbox, it is beautiful and
very easy to use, I wish you guys allot of success in your endeavors,
and hope you make a client that will top the only rival for me outside
jabber client's the Trilian client, I really think that inside the
jabber client's you have no rival.
My wish list: A bit more extensibility thru the use of plug-ins.
The ability to see the stream in plain text like other
client's do is something that I wish for.
OOB made easy, drag and drop exchange of files, in out
of band connections.
PS: I know this is not Rhymbox list, but I think this licensing issue is
something that all developers will have to face sooner or later. And
having a reference on the list might help, maybe a licensing FAQ, on
Just my 2cents...
De: jdev-admin at jabber.org [mailto:jdev-admin at jabber.org] Em nome de
chicago5 at gmx.de
Enviada: quinta-feira, 27 de Fevereiro de 2003 11:35
Para: jdev at jabber.org
Assunto: Re: [JDEV] Re: Open Source?
I guess it depends on the interpretation of open source. As long as
is not GPL'd, the term open source is more or less meaningless, for me
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
me, too, and with a proper licence model everything gets sorted quite
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.
> > 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
> 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
> 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
> > use" sort of implies not free for commercial use Perhaps a more
> > licence is provided in the download (since it's a DHTML application
> > assume source is bundled with the download (or maybe there's a way
> > 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
> source code as long as you don't make a million bucks selling it
> our backs". Not in those words though. ;-)
> The license is the first screen of the installer, and is also placed
> the installation directory ("License.txt") for reviewing.
> We want people to be able to tweak the program interface, to learn
> the Jabber protocol, to have an example of programming for the
> libraries and languages that we use. Nothing more.
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> jdev at jabber.org
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