[android-freerunner] git repository of rild

Michael Trimarchi trimarchi at gandalf.sssup.it
Tue Feb 10 18:11:44 CET 2009

Marcelo wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 10:34 AM, Michael 'Mickey' Lauer
> <mickey at openmoko.org> wrote:
>> FYI, I have uploaded libgsm0710, which is a core GSM 0710 protocol
>> implementation that you can reuse in your projects -- if GPL is no problem
>> for you.
> It's not a problem for me personally, but it is in fact a problem for
> Android.  The code from which Michael derived his work is licensed
> under the Apache license v2, and mixing GPL2 and APL2 is NOT ok
> according to the FSF.  Mixing GPL3 and APL2 is ok.  Things are further
> complicated by the fact that we are talking about a shared library,
> and given the way Android is implemented it would be rather difficult
> to argue that, in the presence of a GPLed component, the whole *isn't*
> GPLed, too.  In Android's world this would be an issue.  A major one
> at that.  Google went thru some major pain to ensure that wouldn't
> happen, and that's why they coded major parts of the infrastructure
> from scratch.
> I trust that all involved parties (I mean you, Michael) will behave
> sensibly in this respect and won't disregard this as "unimportant
> legalese".
Ok, but I don't know exactly the license, I'm a programmer :(, I don't
read the google license.

So rewrite the code GPLV3 is the only possibility?

> Thanks,
> Marcelo
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