[FoRK] any IM experts here
Ian Andrew Bell
<hello at ianbell.com> on
Thu Mar 29 16:25:21 PDT 2007
Most of the companies doing IM proxying of one sort or another are
.. this includes Meebo. And most choose the "beg for forgiveness"
versus the associated bullshit of "asking permission" from the
various IM networks, whom are now a bit more wary of cutting off
companies who choose to write client software for their networks as a
result of DoJ actions against AOL and AOL's agreement regarding AIM.
On 29-Mar-07, at 9:52 AM, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
> A number of companies have agreements with AOL and probably others
> for commercial access. I'm sure they have anti-abuse requirements
> and some kind of revenue sharing to make up for lost advertising
> revenue, but it's possible.
> Luis Villa wrote:
>> On 3/29/07, Ken Meltsner <meltsner at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
>>> I'm sure that I'm way out of date and Yahoo/AIM have
>>> gone to an open service in the last few years, so they can't be a
>>> problem these days...
>> They still aren't open per se but they have apparently stopped trying
>> to regularly change things so as to block open source clients. I'd
>> they'd still take legal action against commercial providers, or else
>> Google would be all over interop.
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