[JDEV] FW: WASTE and Jabber

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Wed Nov 26 11:43:46 CST 2003

Just a clarification:

I was not recommending that anyone use WASTE, integrate it into Jabber
technologies, etc. My interest was in showing how something similar
could be built with existing Jabber protocols and technologies, rather
than using WASTE itself.


On Wed, Nov 26, 2003 at 02:38:23PM +0200, Alon Weinstein wrote:
> Paul Curtis wrote:
> >
> >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
> You can read about in the links given by Saint-Andre. Nullsoft's 
> developers, which are employees of AOL (Nullsoft belongs to AOL) 
> released the code without telling AOL. AOL quickly removed the code and 
> marked it AOL-owned-proprietry code. So the code is out because people 
> downloaded it, but it is in no way GPLed/BSDed or anything like that.

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