[JDEV] FW: WASTE and Jabber

Richard Dobson richard at dobson-i.net
Wed Nov 26 06:31:27 CST 2003

AOL made the original developer at Nullsoft (an AOL employee who as a result
has left the company) retract the code (once they learned of its existence)
because as an AOL employee he was not allowed to release software without
AOL's permission (because in their contracts all software they develop
becomes the property of AOL). So as a result of this it is illegal to own a
copy of the source code because distribution of the source was not
authorised by AOL, thus if you have a copy of the code you are legally
obliged to delete it.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Curtis" <pcurtis at terrapin.com>
To: <jdev at jabber.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2003 11:37 AM
Subject: Re: [JDEV] FW: WASTE and Jabber

> On Tuesday, November 25, 2003, at 10:58 PM, Julian Missig wrote:
> > Oh, and uh, WASTE is not even of questionable legal status.. that code
> > is essentially illegal to possess, so I'm not sure it's really worth
> > investigating all that much.
> Curious ... on what grounds is it illegal? (not a debate, just
> stupidity)
> Paul
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