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Re: Twinkle 0.8 encorporates iLBC code

Hi Mark,

As you recommended, I have removed the ilbc code from Twinkle.
So you don't have to strip out the code for Debian anymore.

It is still possible to use ilbc with Twinkle if you want,
but you'd have to install the ilbc library for that and build
Twinkle against that library. This way people can decide
for themselves if they comply with the ilbc license.

I'll have to investigate for a next version if I can load the
ilbc and/or speex codecs dynamically at runtime. That way
the number of build options don't explode.


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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