iLBC codec legal status
Jeffrey Ollie wrote:
On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 10:00 AM, Peter Lemenkov <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
ILBC is a low-bitrate codec used in many OSS and commerciall
applications. However its legal status isn't clear at least for me.
Is it acceptable for inclusion into Fedora?
No, it is not, because it places unacceptable restrictions on commercial use.
I had to strip iLBC from Asterisk tarballs for quite a while until
Digium finally removed the code themselves.
Is the restriction on the reference implementation or the codec itself?
If the latter, could someone not re-implement it without looking at the
My understanding is Copyright couldn't prevent someone from
re-implementing and using their code under whatever license. Patents,
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