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Author Topic: Introducing Open AIM  (Read 2487 times)


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Introducing Open AIM
« on: March 06, 2006, 10:53:16 PM »
Looks really neat, haven't had alot of time to muck around with it.

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Re: Introducing Open AIM
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2006, 09:17:03 PM »
It's nice to see them embracing, rather than fighting, third party developers -- though I'd wager it's really an attempt to "control" third party development.

From the FAQ:
"Developers are not permitted to build Custom Clients that are multi-headed or interoperable with any other IM network."

In other words, sure you can build your own AIM client from scratch . . . but if you support any other chat protocols, you've just violated their ToS.  So it looks to me like it's an attempt at furthering control, not expanding freedom.