Luke Schierer wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 21, 2005 at 09:39:50AM -0500, Mark Hooten wrote:
>>I am interested in customizing GAIM (customizing the skin only) and
>>distributing it for my ISP. Can you assist me in telling me if this is
>>possible, who can help me, and how much it would cost?
> customizing a "skin" is however not possible. changes to the UI
> would either be restricted to a gtk theme, or at the other extreme,
> constitute a patch to gaim and require recompiling gaim. see
If all you want is to "brand" it, you could just swap the images we use
with your own, and search and replace Gaim with My ISP in the source and
> I do not know if anyone would be interested in helping you, but in
> the end open source works on individual efforts. Gaim's developers
> are all unpaid volunteers, and as a result we each work, by and
> large, on those parts of gaim we find interesting. customizing gaim
> for you is not likely to fall into that category.
> In the end then, it will cost however much time (your own) that you
> are willing to invest in it, and nothing more.
Or you could always pay one of us individually to do what you want. And
there's also the cost of the graphic artist to supply the new graphics, etc.
What we cannot do, however, is sell you a relicensed Gaim. No one person
or entity owns Gaim's copyright (in contrast to other projects, e.g.
asterisk where Digium owns the copyright and will sell you a copy under
nonGPL if GPL isn't acceptable).