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is libas-protocol closed source or open source? [answered]

asked 2014-02-03 21:42:18 +0300

droll gravatar image

as the title says. is this closed or open source software? licensed from Nokia? if it is open source, where can i find the sources?

Thanks.

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answered 2014-02-04 13:07:06 +0300

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updated 2014-02-04 13:07:35 +0300

Closed source, licensed by Jolla from a 3rd party.

What are you looking for ?

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in my day job i rely very very heavily on Exchange 2013 for my work (and Lync 2013). the current implementation on Jolla is a lacking for my purposes. i have to supplement it with Lync 2013 on Android and OWA, which is a bit of a pain.

i'm looking to write simple apps (maybe even CLI ones) to fill the gaps. i don't believe in reinventing the wheel so if libas-protocol is open sourced, that would already solve 80% of my problems as i can re-use it. unfortunately, it is not and that means i may be forced to go the route of something like EWS wrapper for python etc.

droll ( 2014-02-04 13:54:01 +0300 )edit

@droll - Unfortunately due to patents, open source implementations of Exchange can't be legally shipped in commercial mobile products, see this link for more info: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/legal/intellectualproperty/IPLicensing/Programs/exchangeactivesyncprotocol.aspx

VDVsx ( 2014-02-04 15:14:29 +0300 )edit

@VDVsx that's only in Jurisdictions that recognize algorithms/software as patentable. And even then it should be possible in most cases because of interoperability exceptions to patent law.

torpak ( 2014-04-07 08:56:05 +0300 )edit
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answered 2014-02-04 12:05:31 +0300

Philippe De Swert gravatar image

A protocol is neither open source or closed. Just openly documented or not.

If you mean some library a quick google search showed me this:

http://code.google.com/p/libas/source/checkout

Hope this helps but I have no clue if this is anything like what you are looking for.

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yeah, i'm familiar with the protocol and its licensing terms (from the principal). the google link is for something else. but many thanks for trying to help out.

droll ( 2014-02-04 13:55:31 +0300 )edit

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