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ZDNet: Instant message to AOL: Get a clue

Aug 25, 1999, 12:42 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Evan Leibovitch)

"As part of its spitting match with Microsoft over the use of instant messaging services, AOL has decided to withdraw TiK, the company's open source implementation of its messaging protocols..."

"When I went to the TiK home page, as listed by the entry in freshmeat, I received no response."

"No matter, there are other sources for TiK, such as at the Linuxberg section of any Tucows mirror..."

"The COPYING file that ships with the TiK package I downloaded from AOL clearly indicates that it's released under the GNU General Public License (GPL)."

"This is a textbook example of problems posed by the implementation of free software at the hands of those who may not appear to know what they're doing."

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