[asterisk-dev] SCF Licencing

Nicolas Gudino nicolas at house.com.ar
Thu Oct 28 16:56:06 CDT 2010

I am also interested in this, and particulary how the paragraph starts:

"It is Digium’s interpretation"

On Oct 28, 2010, at 6:36 PM, Julian Lyndon-Smith wrote:

> I am very interested in this from the licence
> "It is Digium’s interpretation that because the Asterisk SCF APIs, by
> definition, expose direct, and indirect, complex remote, and
> non-remote, function calls on objects provided by Asterisk SCF’s
> programs, that usage of these APIs between the program hosting the
> object(s) and the program accessing the object(s) creates a derivative
> work that must be covered wholly by GPLv2, even if the mechanism used
> to invoke the function calls employs a cross-process or network
> connection. As a result, any program that employs the Asterisk SCF
> APIs to perform its intended functions, and would not be able to
> perform those intended functions without using these APIs to
> communicate with Asterisk SCF programs, or derivatives of Asterisk SCF
> programs, is subject to the terms of the GPLv2 when it is distributed,
> unless the distributor of the program has obtained explicit written
> permission from Digium to distribute it under a different license."
> Does this mean if you use the SCF version of the Asterisk AMI, your
> system then becones GPLv2 ?
> I don't think so. Guess this adopter won't be adopting ;)
> Unless, of course, (quite easiliy) I have the wrong end of the stick.
> Please be it so.
> Julian
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