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GNU General Public License [Jul. 29th, 2005|10:28 am]
LiveJournal Client Discussions
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Hi people! I have started developing LiveJournal client. And have a little question : LJ client software CAN or MUST be licensed under GNU GPL? In both cases : where can I read latest GNU GPL text?

[User Picture]From: marksmith
2005-07-29 06:43 pm (UTC)
You can license your client however you want. Just keep in mind, we only list freely available clients (not necessarily open source) on the LJ Downloads page.

I would encourage you to pick an appropriate open source license that is compatible with your beliefs, because I like open source, but it's by no means a requirement.
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From: dr_implex
2005-07-30 07:24 am (UTC)
As I know GNU GPL licensing isn't free or I have wrong information? Is free open source license exists? I'm developing this client for me, my friends and other people who will like it. Client will be freeware product. If I have done all I need for me and my friends I want to share it's source code under open source license.
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[User Picture]From: jackol
2005-07-30 08:55 am (UTC)
Wrong information. Grok this.
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From: dr_implex
2005-07-30 07:39 am (UTC)
Now I'm finishing LiveJournal client component for Delphi7. Component also compatible with Kylix. After Win32 release I want to port my client to Linux. I started this developing 2 weeks ago. One of the reasons induced me to start writing this component is wish to refresh and enlarge my Delphi7 knowledgements before starting commercial project with my partner. Now I think that this commercial project will be small and easy then my LJ client=))
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[User Picture]From: vanbeast
2005-07-29 06:53 pm (UTC)
A good resource for license texts is http://www.opensource.org/
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From: dr_implex
2005-07-30 07:10 am (UTC)
10x. *Adding url to bookmarks*
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[User Picture]From: antonb_ru
2005-07-29 07:25 pm (UTC)
Write me please on fidoworld (at) mail (dot) ru. I want to talk with you about writing LJ clients :)
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From: dr_implex
2005-07-30 07:31 am (UTC)
I'm from Russia and If you too we can contact by one of the IM's: ICQ(preferred), Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger. E-Mail isn't cool area for serious discussions. You want ask me about clients writing or tell me any protocol secrets?)
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From: dr_implex
2005-07-30 07:42 am (UTC)
Thanks. I understand. Hmmm. And under which license is LiveJournal self? I thought that it's under GNU GPL. May be it's because I know only one open source license and it's GNU GPL =)
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