Qtopia Phone Licensing Issue

Wolfgang Spraul wolfgang at openmoko.com
Tue Apr 1 15:47:00 CEST 2008

Graeme -
please provide exact information for the libamr license. If it is  
'unknown', it may be 'in the public domain'.
For openssl, we should add GnuTLS support.

Honestly I think both cases do not sound very dramatic to me.
But it's great you keep a watchful eye and help us do the due  
diligence :-)

On Apr 1, 2008, at 9:36 PM, Graeme Gregory wrote:

> 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.
> Graeme

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