[asterisk-users] G729

Jonathan H lardconcepts at gmail.com
Thu Jul 26 08:14:50 CDT 2018

Hmmm, again, this conversation has just faded out. I wondered why no
response from Digium?

So I found this discussion -
- seems very clear that G729 is patent free, but still no response from

Also, the link to the "definitely royalty free" version was removed.

Don't get me wrong, I'm sure there must be a valid reason.

And I'm not at all against Digium making money. But this whole 729 thing is
a mystery without any official feedback...

On Mon, 23 Jul 2018 at 05:37, Dmitry Melekhov <dm at belkam.com> wrote:

> 20.07.2018 23:35, John Kiniston пишет:
> On Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 11:41 AM Saint Michael <venefax at gmail.com> wrote:
>> ​The community would benefit if a non/licensed version of G729 would be
>>> included with Asterisk​, since the license expired. The current codec
>>> source code posted still requires licensing.
>> ​I am sure Digium would not prefer to ​
>> ​acknowledge this, but the phenomenal growth of Asterisk is due to the
>> a​availability of a free G729 codec compiled and distributed free by Arkadi
>> Shislov.
>> That'd be a surprise to me with the 325 G.729 licenses I have from Digium.
> I'm not a software pirate, I doubt that most telephony providers are
> either.
> Once again- patent is expired, g729 algorithm is now free.
> You spent you money to wrong place :-)
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