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Our project is being released under the GNU-GPL license. This means that the source code is available to the public (``open source'') and anyone can make changes in the code so long as they continue to distribute it under the GNU-GPL license.

There are various reasons for choosing this license:

  1. We want other people to work on this project as well. We designed the application to be very flexible and easy to extend so if people continue working on that, they can easily add many useful new features.

  2. Our code uses that icqlib library which is an open source application.

  3. Opening the source enabled us to get a development environment at sourceforge7 which provides many services for developers.

Zvika Brakerski 2001-05-09