[Speex-dev] draft-ietf-avt-rtp-speex-01.txt

Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves justivo at gmail.com
Fri Jun 1 08:00:53 PDT 2007

On 6/1/07, Jean-Marc Valin <jean-marc.valin at usherbrooke.ca> wrote:
> No, keep as is. It is definitely not public domain, since it's
> BSD-licensed and "patent-free" will open futile and unnecessary
> discussions (on what it's supposed to mean) at the IETF.

I was under the impression that Speex, like Vorbis and FLAC had its
specification under the PD, and only the reference C library was
licensed under the New BSD License.

I agree with the patent-free argument.  It may cause problems with
IETF reviewers.

> Do you have any company names?

This comes from my experience while working for small companies here
in Portugal.  Some of them would go as far as not allowing me to use a
GPL tool like Gimp, because they did not understand how software may
be given for free.

It's also the idea I got from the many computer/geek online
communities I'm a member of (e.g. Slashdot, reddit, etc.).

But hey, you're the boss.  We go with whatever you prefer.


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