[App_rpt-users] Source Code WA3DSP

Bryan D. Boyle bdboyle at bdboyle.com
Thu Jul 13 09:47:03 EDT 2017

If you really want to pursue this...then the original holder of the 
intellectual property rights to Asterisk and issuer of the GPL (Digium) 
should be contacted and your concerns made known regarding release of 
the source code, which is required when executables are released.  I am 
assuming that the rights to the app-rpt module are, like the core, 
GPL'd, but held by the inheritor of Jim's IP.  Now, they can re-write 
from scratch the repeater module, but if they are basing it on the 
non-commercial Open Source version of Asterisk, then Digium's 
restrictions and requirements should be respected.

That's what Digium has counsel for.  It's not up to us, per se, to 
manage, but the holder of the intellectual property rights to the 
software.  We can flail around and stamp our feet, but, in reality have 
no standing to force the issue--Digium does--which is why complaints to 
the other party get blown off.  So, if it is THAT important, the owner 
of the rights (and it's not us, not the other party) should be consulted 
as to how THEY will enforce their intellectual property right.

Just a thought.  I'm not an intellectual property (or other) lawyer, nor 
do I play one on TV.  But, I  stayed in a Holiday Inn once.


On 7/13/2017 9:27 AM, Pierre Martel wrote:
> interresting.
> Le jeu. 13 juil. 2017 à 09:13, Alan Crosswell <n2ygk at weca.org 
> <mailto:n2ygk at weca.org>> a écrit :
>     Unless he executed a commercial license:
>     https://www.digium.com/products/asterisk/licensing
>     On Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 9:00 AM, Willem Schreuder
>     <willem at prinmath.com <mailto:willem at prinmath.com>> wrote:
>         On Thu, 13 Jul 2017, Jeremy Utley wrote:
>             It's his right not to do so...
>         Absolutely not.  We all benefit from the work Mark Spencer and
>         many others did in creating Asterisk. Those folks released
>         Asterisk under the GPL, which obligates EVERYBODY who uses
>         Asterisk as a base to build something else to in turn release
>         the source code.
>         If you refuse to release your source code, you may NOT use
>         Asterisk.  If you don't want to release your code, go write
>         your own Asterisk.

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