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From Ian Boston <...@tfd.co.uk>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Apache OpenMeetings incubator for Web Conferencing
Date Wed, 28 Oct 2009 14:35:31 GMT

On 28 Oct 2009, at 14:18, Sebastian Wagner wrote:

> hi,
>
> OpenLaszlo is used for compiling the Client. You don't need it to  
> run the
> Application. So it is not needed to re-destribute OpenLaszlo.
> It is linked into the Application as Library, when you have compiled  
> the
> code you can remove OpenLaszlo's Framework.
>
> Red5 does no transcoding. That is why its not relevant for Adobe  
> Patents.
> Red5 actually acts like a Proxy. It just takes what you send there and
> broadcasts it to others. Besides that the RTMP Specification is  
> meanwhile an
> Open Specification published by Adobe:
> http://www.adobe.com/devnet/rtmp/
> So there should be no Issue in red5 itself. But anyway, we use Red5  
> just
> like a Library, we don't modify Red5-Code. We use the API that it  
> provides
> to connect to the clients and the other way round.


Ok, thanks I am informed and educated, sorry for digging.

>
>
> sebastian
>
>
> 2009/10/28 Niclas Hedhman <niclas@hedhman.org>
>
>> On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 7:38 PM, Ian Boston <ieb@tfd.co.uk> wrote:
>>
>>> Also, are there any problems between Red5 and Adobe in terms of  
>>> patents
>> on
>>> the Flash Media Server protocols. IIRC Adobe have some patents in  
>>> this
>> area
>>> but I have no idea if they are relevant and enforceable or would  
>>> want to
>>> enforce them against an open source project?
>>
>> We (ASF) has no need to know. If the contributors has been contacted
>> by Adobe, they should mention it, otherwise it is nothing we go  
>> around
>> digging in. Our position is that there are no problems, until
>> contacted of otherwise.


Ok, position clarified, thanks.
Ian


>>
>>
>> Cheers
>> --
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>>
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>
>
> -- 
> Sebastian Wagner
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