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Re: [Linphone-developers] Concerns with GCM use in Android Linphone

From: Sylvain Berfini
Subject: Re: [Linphone-developers] Concerns with GCM use in Android Linphone
Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2014 09:31:25 +0200
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Hi Liviu,

Google Cloud Messaging isn't a chat library, but a push notification library. It can be removed from Linphone safely and won't break the chat, it will just prevent linphone to receive push notifications.


Sylvain Berfini
Software Engineer @ Belledonne Communications

Le 2014-10-02 22:19, Liviu Andronic a écrit :
Dear Devels,
As per:
Anti-Feature: Non-Free dependency. Linphone uses Google Cloud
Messaging, which is a free software library but only works if the user
has a Google account on their phone.

Some Linphone users will use Linphone without a Google account on
their phone. And as such it seems quite limiting and not in the
open-source spirit to disallow chatting in Linphone with a Google

Are you considering dropping this dependency in favor of something
less constrained and privacy-challenged?


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