[Juser] Re: MSN gateways and security-related messages
stuuf133t at cox.net
Fri Sep 5 16:02:40 CDT 2003
Considering MS's general hatred of any OSS...
Christopher Granade wrote:
> mark wrote:
>> The articles state that they have an objection to allowing for profit
>> third party clients to connect to their network. MS never says
>> explicitly that just because a client or gateway server is free they
>> will work with the software engineers in order to implement
>> compatibility. In fact since they explicitly DON'T say that I infer
>> that they will not work with jabber.org, gaim, etc...
>> On Tuesday 02 September 2003 19:52, Ken Wermann wrote:
>>> Interesting, however it states that the licensing fee is charged to
>>> clients that "make a profit from selling their product to connect to the
>>> MSN Network". So Jabber.ORG's server model should probably be exempt
>>> licensing. Now I know that MS does not like Open Source but I can see
>>> letting access become enabled for the open source Jabber Server. Has
>>> contacted them?
> Considering MS's tactics, I'd be very surprised if they would let us do
> that without them filing suit...
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