[Freeswitch-users] Webrtc license

Lawrence Conroy lconroy at insensate.co.uk
Tue Jan 29 01:51:50 MSK 2013

Hi Anthony, folks,
 personally, I agree that GPL is a pile of pox, but the ebola version is called Affero.

I did look at the sipml5 home, and the web site appears to claim that it is covered by GPL3.
Note -- not GNU Affero. Did a grep and can't find Affero anywhere in their source.

I had thought that it was the combination with *any* GNU Affero licensed lump that makes it viral over the socket.
[Section 13 of the GNUv3 license spells that out]. Thus, if none of it is Affero-licensed, it's just evil and wrong, not level 5 toxic.

Afferophobia had me looking at their web site in double quick time.
panic over.

all the best,
p.s. agreed -- the potentially useful bit is the webrtc2sip converter gubbins

On 28 Jan 2013, at 19:12, Anthony Minessale wrote:
> I would be careful with sipml5.  All of the code related to it is GPLv3
> which is the new version of the GPL that goes viral over a socket.  So if
> you make a product from this code and sell it as a service, you will be
> bound to the GPL license and forced to surrender your platform.
> See the Web Services section in
> http://neptune.billgatliff.com/GPL3.html
> Also the project has changed its goals towards making a converter to change
> webrtc based connections into regular SIP for people who do not wish to
> implement the webrtc profile.......
> On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 7:57 AM, soni4m <sanjay.sanjaysoni at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Anthony,
>> Can you please explain how the overall solution will look like once this
>> webrtc support in FS effort completes ?
>> Will it be the way asterisk is used in many of these demos (One example
>> here
>> <http://highsecurity.blogspot.in/2012/12/webrtc-and-asterisk-11-using-sipml5.html>
>> )  In a sense that sipml5 (SIP stack in the browser) is necessarily there
>> on
>> the browser side. My interest here is to understand the topology  here how
>> FS will help connecting the legacy SIP devices with browser and what will
>> come into the picture in between.
>> Thanks
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> Anthony Minessale II

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