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Re: [Linphone-developers] G729 support in mediastremer2

From: kl
Subject: Re: [Linphone-developers] G729 support in mediastremer2
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2010 20:17:55 -0700 (PDT)

--- On Sun, 8/1/10, Sergei Steshenko <address@hidden> wrote:

> It can be done smarter. I.e. an
> application depending on G729 is
> distributed without it, so in the act of distribution GPL
> is not violated.
> Then, when needed, "in customer hands" the application
> downloads and
> installs the G729 stuff, but since it happens on customer
> premises, there
> is no distribution. Again, GPL is not violated.
> For example, people using GNU Octave sometimes want to use
> GotoBLAS as
> BLAS, and GotoBLAS has an incompatible with GPL (GNU Octave
> is GPL)
> license. So people just themselves build both GNU Octave
> and GotoBLAS and
> don't distribute the resulting binary.

I am a bit lost here, as I am not so familiar with Octave. As you saying that 
in the case of Octave, the users actually get the sources of both GNU Octave 
and GotoBlas, and compile it themself ?

That's not going to be practical as Mike as mentioned it.

But a better example should be mplayer. Mplayer, if I am not mistaken is GNU. 
Then there are various plugins or codecs which are possible with it without 
sources. And in fact most of the time, they are not shipped together. But 
people go somewhere and download it. It binds with mplayer and works perfectly 
for the users. 

The same thing is possible with g729 codec plugin for linphone. Now the plugin 
provider is going to claim that it's the customer who is downloading it. The 
provider did not ship/distribute the whole thing together !!! So is this the 
"smarter" way you are talking about ?



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