shared source and open source

Michael Bernstein webmaven at
Sun Nov 26 21:17:45 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-11-26 at 11:46 -0800, Mr SZ wrote:
> Can someone please guide me as to how to select an osi compatible
> license that will allow me to use this library without any legal
> troubles.

Are you sure you want to do that?

The AGSS license seems non-OSD compliant on it's face,  so even if you
use an OSI-approved license that can be used in combination with this
library, the resulting application will not be open-source.

Wouldn't it be better to select a different library with an OSD
compatible license?

There is a list of available XMPP libraries here:

One of them (Jabber-Net) is even written in C# and licensed GPL:

And a little more digging reveals this library licensed LGPL:


- Michael R. Bernstein

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