[Speex-dev] Optimized Codecs for Blackfin DSP
Jean-Marc.Valin at USherbrooke.ca
Thu Mar 24 07:31:13 PST 2005
Le jeudi 24 mars 2005 à 10:08 +0000, John Villar a écrit :
> Jean-Marc, that's not the definition of OpenSource, that's the
> definition of "Free Software" (Libre!=Gratis)
Open-Source and Free Software are basically doing the same thing for
different reasons. If something isn't free software, it's not
open-source either. There may be exceptions, but I have yet to come
across one. Certainly not for G.729 or G.723.1.
> John Villar
> Gerente de Proyectos
> Computadores Flor Hard Soft 2058 C.A.
> Jean-Marc Valin wrote:
> > > Concerning of patent issues, you are not right. The patent is for
> > > their using, not for the source code. Every one which use G.729, G.723
> > > must pay taxes for each simultaneous channel and this tax is not
> > > depend which source code you use - your own or open source or another.
> > >
> > Have you recently looked up the definition of open-source? The minimum
> > requirement is that you're allowed to freely use modify and redistribute
> > the software. With that in mind, G.729 can never be open-source until
> > all patents expire. In the best case you could have source available for
> > free, but that's very far from open-source.
> > Jean-Marc
Jean-Marc Valin <Jean-Marc.Valin at USherbrooke.ca>
Université de Sherbrooke
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