Qtopia Phone Licensing Issue

Graeme Gregory graeme at openmoko.org
Tue Apr 1 15:36:44 CEST 2008

Well it looks like no-one did due diligence on the qtopia licenses and I
think in fact Openmoko cannot distribute the result of a qtopia build.

Ive just done a quick check on qtopia source and so far have found two
licensing problems.

1) libamr, listed as FREEWARE in source, seems to be the libamr
distributed by the 3gpp group with an unknown license. A google search
for other projects using this library seems to indicate the general
consensus that it is not GPL compatible.

2) openssl, although it is Ok for qtopia to link against openssl. It is
not Ok for the stuff in src/3rdparty to be forced to link against
openssl without license clauses to this effect.

I think until this licensing issue is cleaned up that we cannot
distribute any qtopia-phone images.

Especially as Harald used to be our leader.


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