Subject: Re: LimeWire service level differentiation
From: Willem Broekema <>
Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2002 20:43:15 +0200

Alexandre Oliva wrote, exactly a month ago:
> If it were free in the Free Software sense (which would make it
> on-topic for this mailing list, I suppose), then you could surely rip
> off all the bundled junk.  Since this appears not to be the case,
> they're just not in the Free Software Business at all.

LimeWire is released under the GPL (the bundled software isn't) - see 
http://www.limewire.ORG - so you can compile your own version excluding the 
ads and bundled software.

> Well, there are web sites that offer subscription services for you to
> not get ads as well.  As for spyware, that's more worrying.  Even more
> so if you can't even look at the source code to see what it's doing...

Not knowing what the bundled software exactly installs/monitors is a thing 
I hate, too.

- Willem