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License Change Makes Software More Attractive for the Community

Oct 23, 2007, 18:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)

"Dimdim calls itself the world's first free Web meeting service based on an open source platform. Users can share their desktops and files while chatting and videoconferencing with meeting participants. Dimdim was originally licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPL), but the possibility of a big deal with a university made Dimdim executives eventually change to the GNU General Public License (GPL) instead. By changing the software's license from the MPL to the GPL, 'we are making it easier for the community to use our product,' says Dimdim founder DD Ganguly.

"The founding team of Dimdim was working together on other projects from disparate locations and needed a way to share and discuss files in a meeting-like setting..."

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