[asterisk-dev] SCF Licencing

Marc Blanchet marc.blanchet at viagenie.ca
Thu Oct 28 17:01:11 CDT 2010

Le 10-10-28 22:56, Nicolas Gudino a écrit :
> I am also interested in this, and particulary how the paragraph starts:
> "It is Digium’s interpretation"

In other words, they are trying to say "consult your lawyer".

my 2 cents.


> 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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