[Dundi] Re: VoIP peering & routing protocols (revisited)

vgrskovic at optonline.net vgrskovic at optonline.net
Wed Apr 20 08:04:35 CDT 2005

I believe the term he was looking for was the "LESSER" GPL....

Just my 2c, I would LOVE to see asterisk LGPL'd....

-----Original Message-----
From: dundi-bounces at lists.digium.com
[mailto:dundi-bounces at lists.digium.com] On Behalf Of Mark Spencer
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 7:00 AM
To: Distributed Universal Number Discovery
Cc: Randy Bush; voip-peering at psg.com
Subject: Re: [Dundi] Re: VoIP peering & routing protocols (revisited)

There is no "limited GPL".  It's either GPL or not, and DUNDi *is* GPL.


On Tue, 19 Apr 2005, John Todd wrote:

> At 11:15 AM -1000 on 4/19/05, Randy Bush wrote:
>> does DUNDi not have the additional problem of not being open-license?
>> randy
> While I am not familiar with the intricacies of GPL vs. limited GPL
vs. [fill 
> in license X], I will say that the DUNDi protocol was developed with
> intention of becoming an RFC, so I would hope that the intent was to
make the 
> protocol a license-free effort, even though there is certainly good
> for that not being the case on other standards proposals 
> <coughMICROSOFTcough>.  While the Asterisk implementation of DUNDi may

> currently be under the Asterisk/Digium modified/limited GPL, I don't
know if 
> the protocol itself is under the same license scheme.  I would suspect
> but simple questions like this tend to take up far too much time on
> mailing lists, so no assumption is safe.  I typically delete those 
> conversation threads, as they typically contain hysteria, ignorance,
> arrogance in varying blends and quantities.  I would suggest that
> who has an interest in such things to talk to a lawyer for firm
> thereof, or move to a country where such questions are legally
> I simply wish everyone would move to BSD licenses, to avoid these
> and FUD, though I'm certain even that could be argued ad infinitum.
> to the planet of lawyers.
> References:
> http://www.asterisk.org/
> http://www.dundi.com/
> JT
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