Re: Global IP Sound iLBC Public License, v2.0 - IETF Version
>2. Covered Code may be Deployed only in compliance with the then-applicable
>IETF Standard, and Modifications must not change the format of the bitstream.
>(C) You may create a Larger Work by combining Covered Code with other code
>distribute the Larger Work as a single product; but You must ensure that the
>requirements of this License, including Section 2.1(B)(2), are fulfilled.
Non-free restriction. This has to be removed outright to be DFSG-free. What
is acceptable is to require a name change or a notice if the code is reused
in a manner which doesn't comply with the standard or changes the format.
(This would be done in order to reuse the code for entirely different
>2.4 Registration. You must register Your Deployment (non-personal) use of the
>Original Code and acceptance of this License by completing Appendix A and
>returning it to GIPS as indicated (or providing equivalent information to
Non-free restriction, requires GIPS to be notified (even 50 years in the
future when GIPS may not exist).
>2.5 Your Grants. In consideration of and as a condition to the licenses
>granted to You, You hereby grant to GIPS, under Your applicable patent and
>other intellectual property rights, an unrestricted, non-exclusive,
>worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, and irrevocable license to (a) Your
>Modifications and (b) any error reports or other feedback you provide to GIPS
>regarding the Original Code.
Paired with the definition of Modifications, applies to undistributed
modifications, which is non-free.
>2.7 Derivative Works. If You create or use a modified version of this License
>(which You may only do in order to apply it to code that is not already
>Covered Code governed by this License), You must (a) rename the license and
>(b) otherwise make it clear that Your version of the license contains terms
>which differ from this License.
I'm very pleased that these terms are showing up. They're much better than
the old "no modification allowed" terms we're used to. Pity they're in
>This License does not grant any right or license to use the trademarks or
>trade names “Global IP Sound”, “GIPS”, “iLBC”, “SoundWare”, or any other GIPS
>trademarks, trade names, design marks, or logos (collectively, “GIPS Marks”),
>except that “iLBC” may be used in reference to the IETF Standard. No GIPS
>Marks may be used to endorse or promote products derived from the Original
>Code other than as permitted by and in strict compliance with GIPS's
>trademark usage guidelines.
I'm impressed: this might actually be a DFSG-free trademark clause.
>Any litigation relating to this License is
>subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts of the Northern District of
>California, with venue in San Francisco County, California, and You and GIPS
>hereby consent to personal jurisdiction and venue therein with respect to
Unacceptable. No way I'm travelling to San Fransisco if they sue me.
Nathanael Nerode <email@example.com>
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