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    Interesting Instant Messaging Program

    Nullsoft has released an interesting new product (under the gpl, yeah!) called waste. This should prove itself to be quite useful.

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    Re:Interesting Instant Messaging Program

    HA HA!. Just kidding AOL pulled the plug on waste for now ....

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    Re:Interesting Instant Messaging Program

    Did anybody got a hold of it before AOL pulled it off ?

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    Re:Interesting Instant Messaging Program

    That just bites! No, I did not get a copy (due to the fact that my computer hasn't been delivered yet). That just figures, AOL settles with M$, then they pull the waste source code. What a crock!

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    [quote author=Compunuts link=board=4;threadid=7131;start=0#66180 date=1054616107]
    Did anybody got a hold of it before AOL pulled it off ?
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    NOTICE OF UNAUTHORIZED SOFTWARE

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    Even if you do have the source it wouldn't be too smart to use it.

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    Re:Interesting Instant Messaging Program

    Yup, pretty cut and dry. I wonder why they gpl'd it yet then pulled it. Very shady, these corporate types. I'm glad I work for the government ()!

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    Re:Interesting Instant Messaging Program

    Well, things just keep on getting better for AOL, don't they? Here is the latest spat over waste.

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    Re:Interesting Instant Messaging Program

    [quote author=socomm link=board=4;threadid=7131;start=0#66185 date=1054649727]
    Even if you do have the source it wouldn't be too smart to use it.
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    Well, why not??

    I don't believe a word they say. Besides, it wasn't copyrighted ( as they lie to you ). It was GPLed. Except the fact that it was orginally hosted on Nullsoft web site and that the author is an employee of Nullsoft ( a division of AOL ), it is pretty much legal to copy, modify and re-distribute GPLed software codes.

    Plus, who says it can't follow the path of Gnutella? The same thing happend to Gnutella but people modified it and it lives on.

    I'm not interested in getting into file swapping ( I have enough CDs of my own to listen to, thank you very much ) nor sounds but waste had attracted me of being able to create your own file sharing network. That would be excellent piece for use in small to mid size networks looking for secure way to share data among a group such as sales/production data.

    I'm sure waste code will come up again with another name. So if any of you guys see it, please post a link. Thanks.

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    [quote author=Compunuts link=board=4;threadid=7131;start=0#66293 date=1054875512]
    I'm sure waste code will come up again with another name. So if any of you guys see it, please post a link. Thanks.
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    praetorian pointed this link out earlier, if you are really are interested in the source code it is available on that site. However, you need to remember that Nullsoft is a subsidiary of AOL, and depending on Justin Frankels contract he may or may not own that software. Use at your own risk.

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