Linked by Adam S on Sun 8th Apr 2007 18:13 UTC
Internet & Networking Gaim, the ubiquitous open source instant messaging program, in order to settle a lawsuit with America Online, was renamed "Pidgin" last week. The derivative projects, libgaim and gaim-text will be renamed libpurple and Finch respectively. The new website is at, but it's currently pointing to the Gaim sourceforge site. Pidgin 2.0.0, in development for well over a year, is expected this week.
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So Late
by elzurawka on Mon 9th Apr 2007 22:06 UTC
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Would this problem have been salved a year ago if they had just changed the name then? What was the long legal process about. They could have saved lots of time and money, if they had just changed the name the frist time AOL complained. But i guess you cant just give in to the man, or he will keep coming back and asking for more.

All i know, is good to see the project back on track, and i cant wait for the 2.0.0_final release

Thanks again for a great product guys, keep up the good work

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