[Adium-devl] Jingle, Sip and IAX2 in one step
brian.west at mac.com
Thu Nov 9 01:41:54 UTC 2006
On Nov 8, 2006, at 7:29 PM, Christopher Forsythe wrote:
> On Nov 8, 2006, at 7:00 PM, Brian West wrote:
>> We have to stick with MPL for our needs due to patented
>> technologies like g.729, g.723.1 and AMR along with SS7 which are
> Brian, this sentence really concerns me. Could you be very verbose
> about your needs here?
We have the "not invented here" motto... which means we do not seek
to create the wheel but us existing wheels to reach our goals. The
GPL would stop us from using things like APR as it stands now. the
GPLv3 aims to correct this. We are in a wait and see stance on that
one. Things g.729, g723.1 and AMR are so patented encumbered its not
something you can release or use in a GPL project without someone
coming down on you hard. The MPL is compatible with our goals to
have these technologies. Example an ss7 stack will not be something
that can be open sourced and be certified to be used for a carrier
interconnect. So we have to be compatible with libs that are closed
source or binary only. ie Cepstral TTS and Lumenvox ASR are examples
of things we couldn't do if we choose the GPL.
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