[jdev] MSN: an open protocol?
Mattias.Campe at UGent.be
Sat Jun 5 17:00:50 CDT 2004
I just read the article that Peter Saint-Andre posted in the
news-mailinglist about GAIM , where I read:
Gaim's Egan is unapologetic about accessing the public MSN and AOL
networks. "I don't pretend to know anything about law, but I don't think
there's any injustice being done," he told internetnews.com.
"Both services have servers listening for protocols [an open protocol in
MSN's case] on the Internet. We write software to implement these
protocols. Microsoft won't complain if we write a client that talks to
its IIS Web server, but if we write one that talks to its MSN Messenger
servers, we need to be a partner?"
It states "an open protocol in MSN's case", but is MSN like completely
open? I thought it was a closed protocol, or isn't it completely closed?
Or did the author meant "an open protocol in Jabbers case".
Please, bring me some clarity :-) ...
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