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Re: Twinkle 0.8 encorporates iLBC code

Hi Mark,

Thanks for pointing this out. As more GPL projects distribute
the iLBC code I assumed the license was compatible with GPL.
When you look at www.ilbcfreeware.org, they themselves state
Kphone as implementing iLBC and Kphone is GPL.

I will have a closer look at the license and maybe contact
the people at ilbcfreeware (although that website doesn't seem
to be maintained anymore).

For the binary packages you can easily build a non-ilbc version
of twinkle:

  ./configure --without-ilbc

For the source, you'd have to strip away the ilbc directory.


Mark Purcell wrote:
> Michel,
> I see that you have released twinkle 0.8 upstream and included the iLBC code.
> In Debian we have been reviewing the iLBC code for sometime and are of the 
> feeling that it is incompatible with the Debian Free Software Guidelines 
> (DFSG) and also the GPL.
> Please have a look at 
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2005/10/msg00000.html
> We have been stripping the ilbc code from a number of debian packages, to 
> create dfsg compliant packages, such as kiax, openh323 and shortly asterisk.
> While it is up to you to decide if you can distribute twinkle with iLBC code 
> under the GPL. We will need to strip out the iLBC code to make the packages 
> DFSG compliant.
> I recommend you remove the iLBC code from twinkle, unless you can obtain 
> better free software licencing terms for iLBC.
> Mark

Michel de Boer

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