AOL bevindt zich wederom op oorlogspad en heeft nu ook de Tribal Voice instant messenger van Freeserver geblokkeerd (eerder deden ze dat bij de MSN Messenger). CNN heeft het nieuws:
The instant messaging software used by Freeserve subscribers will be interoperable with America Online's software. However, AOL says it will block access so that users of the two Internet services will not be able to communicate.
The U.K. ISP Freeserve this week announced that it is licensing instant messaging software from Tribal Voice that works with other messaging platforms, including AOL's Instant Messenger and ICQ as well as Microsoft's MSN Messenger Service.
But AOL is taking a hard-line stance on interoperability, demanding that other companies make agreements with the company or it will block access to its instant messenger servers.
"We will block anyone who attempts unauthorized access to our servers," says AOL spokeswoman Tricia Primrose, adding that Tribal Voice doesn't have an agreement with AOL "to preserve the security and privacy of our members."