[Adium-devl] URGENT: Adium on iPhone--from WSJ

Mark Janssen praseodym at gmail.com
Tue Aug 5 17:48:07 UTC 2008

On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 6:57 PM, Chris Forsythe <chris at growl.info> wrote:
> No ipod or iphone. Adium is GPL, and one of the requirements is to
> provide the source upon request. However, to develop for the iphone/
> ipod touch requires complying with an NDA, which is counter to the
> GPL. At least that's the understanding of the issue.

There are other open source iPhone applications available (e.g.
Wordpress, http://iphone.wordpress.org/), so I'm not sure if the whole
Apple NDA vs. GPL discussion applies any more.

IMO, the currently largest problem is the unavailability of the
background notification API. When it's available, proper IM clients
will be possible (but iirc, there was another thread about that).

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