Re: CUsm Source Licensing

Collins,Richard;ContStd; (RCOLLINS@leif.ucs.mun.ca)
Fri, 13 Jan 1995 13:02:22 -0500


I am deeply disappointed that such an announcement has been made prior to
the completion of a working: Windows video/audio version. This had
better not steal your drive to complete the task you announced so long;
long ago!

On Fri, 13 Jan 1995, Marc-Andre Schenk wrote:

> This had to happen I guess.
>
> But wait a minute! What about all of us who set up reflectors and
> showed CuSeeMe to friends, students, commercial entities, ... and who
> (in a very small respect, I agree) contributed to the proof of
> concept of CuSeeMe, by sharing some (and sometimes much) of the
> bandwidth of our networks? Are we left with nothing?
>
> To me, the essential advantage of CuSeeMe is (was) its non $ nature.
>
> This non $ nature kept CuSeeMe alive. For where are the commercial
> Internet providers who will be ready to host reflectors?
>
> Note that as of today January 13th, the "130.223.91.2" reflector, which
> has been up and running since October 12th, hosting several thousands
> connections, WILL BE STOPPED.
>
> >Another quality product sees the dollar signs.
> >
> >>
> >> Folks,
> >> We are preparing to release CU-SeeMe source code (most of it) in
> >> the next couple months for the Mac and Windows desktop clients. As several
> >> organizations have approached us about licensing for commercial
> >> distribution, we have decided not to put the code into the public domain or
> >> otherwise do an unrestricted free distribution. Note that the reflector
> >> sources continue to be freely available, although we don't promise that
> >> will always be true.
> >
> >
> >
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