Qtopia Phone Licensing Issue
wolfgang at openmoko.com
Tue Apr 1 15:56:00 CEST 2008
BTW, I just personally switched from openssl to GnuTLS on a server I'm
running last weekend, and I really like GnuTLS. The include files are
much cleaner and a lot less trouble compiling it, less legacy codes.
This was for an exim installation. I'm wondering whether it's easy to
drop-in GnuTLS for openssl? Don't know whether the APIs are the same
If you believe there are licensing problems, maybe we should ask Harald?
Let's look into it more and get to the bottom of it...
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
> 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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