Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: Sep. 17 2005,01:42
While the gtk elements are distributable under the LGPL,
( and so they must post it prominently.. )
The code for AIM itself is NOT under any but their own license..
With this type of licensing, DSL repositories will not hold code from AOL/AIM.
It may not even be legal to POST this license here.. ??
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