Re: Is there a messenger service out there?
From: Chris Maaskant (gchNOSPAMPLEASE_at_multiweb.nl)
Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2005 11:57:44 +0200
On Sun, 03 Jul 2005 04:04:16 +0000, DarbyCrash wrote:
> You have it all backwards. What you don't realize is that what your
> talking about is the lack of Linux support from companies like Yahoo, MSN
> and AOL, not the lack of support of audio/video technologies in Linux.
> Linux has alot of audio/video communication tools based on open protocols,
> but the audio/video chat features used by companies like Yahoo, MSN and
> AOL are proprietary. They dont release details of how the systems work.
> They dont want people to develop competing software. These companies want
> to make sure you use *their* clients so you see *their* ads which is the
> financial backbone of all these supposedly "free" IM networks. If you want
> these things to work in Linux, lobby these companies and tell them to
> support Linux or open up their protocols.
No, if you want these thing to work in linux, linux developers should
write their own im clients with all the bells and whistles that people
want, release it under the GPL license and be done with it.. period.
We should stop bitching about companies that will not share their code
with the linux community, because they just will not do it, so we can wait
for ever and ever and nothing will ever change.
Wasn't the whole idea of linux that if you have something that doesn't do
what you want it to do, you go work on it and make it happen?
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