Bug#664611: Source package contains non-free IETF RFC/I-D
tzafrir.cohen at xorcom.com
Wed Mar 21 17:51:09 UTC 2012
On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 10:07:08PM +0100, Simon Josefsson wrote:
> mån 2012-03-19 klockan 18:10 +0200 skrev Tzafrir Cohen:
> > severity 664611 normal
> > retitle -1 asterisk: private copy of libilbc
> > thanks
> > On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 12:09:04PM +0100, Simon Josefsson wrote:
> > > Severity: serious
> > > Package: asterisk
> > > Version: 1:126.96.36.199~dfsg-1
> > > User: debian-release at lists.debian.org
> > > Usertags: nonfree-doc rfc
> > (How do I remove those)?
> > >
> > > Hi!
> > >
> > > This source package contains the following files from the IETF under
> > > non-free license terms:
> > >
> > > asterisk-188.8.131.52/codecs/ilbc/rfc3951.txt
> > As mentioned elsewhere, it is now free.
> The RFC? I would be very surprised if that were the case. Could you
> substantiate this other by "elsewhere"? A patent license is not a
> software license.
Right. That specific file looks non-free and should be removed. Pending
in the SVN.
> > In fact, Upstream removed it in
> > previous versions, and re-acepted it in 1.8.10 due to the proper
> > license.
> What license?
Looking for it now. I can't find anything more explicit than
http://www.webrtc.org/ilbc-freeware . This page states that the code
from http://ilbcfreeware.org/ is now under the same license as the code
in webrtc.org, that is a 3-clause BSD.
The code in codecs/ilbc in asterisk was generally generated using
contrib/scripts/get_ilbc_source.sh (though the files LICENSE* and
PATENTS are not included in the files generated by that script).
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