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Re: [directory-discuss] jitsi

From: Yoni Rabkin
Subject: Re: [directory-discuss] jitsi
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2016 13:42:09 -0500
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Yoni Rabkin <address@hidden> writes:

> Is there a reason why jitsi (
> doesn't meet the DFSG? It's mentioned here in this bug:
> (
> I ask because if it's a reason we might care about, we should know about
> it too.
> I've had a cursory look through the code and their documentation and I'm
> not sure I found anything besides that they point the user to download
> Oracle's java for compiling the software. Perhaps (I don't know this for
> a fact, just guessing) it can't be compiled using OpenJDK/Icetea?
> At the very least, the licensing information on the directory listing
> for Jitsi on the FSD is out of date, since they seem to have moved from
> the LGPL to Apache 2.0.

The reason may be the license of the jsip (whatever that is) API. See:

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