|author||kpfleming <kpfleming@f38db490-d61c-443f-a65b-d21fe96a405b>||2005-10-15 05:29:13 +0000|
|committer||kpfleming <kpfleming@f38db490-d61c-443f-a65b-d21fe96a405b>||2005-10-15 05:29:13 +0000|
move GPL/trademark licensing information into LICENSE file
git-svn-id: http://svn.digium.com/svn/asterisk/trunk@6794 f38db490-d61c-443f-a65b-d21fe96a405b
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diff --git a/LICENSE b/LICENSE
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@@ -0,0 +1,56 @@
+Asterisk is distributed under the GNU General Public License version 2
+and is also available under alternative licenses negotiated directly
+with Digium, Inc. If you obtained Asterisk under the GPL, then the GPL
+applies to all loadable Asterisk modules used on your system as well,
+except as defined below. The GPL (version 2) is included in this
+source tree in the file COPYING.
+Digium, Inc. (formerly Linux Support Services) holds copyright
+and/or sufficient licenses to all components of the Asterisk
+package, and therefore can grant, at its sole discretion, the ability
+for companies, individuals, or organizations to create proprietary or
+Open Source (even if not GPL) modules which may be dynamically linked at
+runtime with the portions of Asterisk which fall under our
+copyright/license umbrella, or are distributed under more flexible
+licenses than GPL.
+If you wish to use our code in other GPL programs, don't worry --
+there is no requirement that you provide the same exception in your
+GPL'd products (although if you've written a module for Asterisk we
+would strongly encourage you to make the same exception that we do).
+Specific permission is also granted to link Asterisk with OpenSSL and
+In addition, Asterisk implements two management/control protocols: the
+Asterisk Manager Interface (AMI) and the Asterisk Gateway Interface
+(AGI). It is our belief that applications using these protocols to
+manage or control an Asterisk instance do not have to be licensed
+under the GPL or a compatible license, as we believe these protocols
+do not create a 'derivative work' as referred to in the GPL. However,
+should any court or other judiciary body find that these protocols do
+fall under the terms of the GPL, then we hereby grant you a license to
+use these protocols in combination with Asterisk in external
+applications licensed under any license you wish.
+The 'Asterisk' name and logos are trademarks owned by Digium, Inc.,
+and use of them is subject to our trademark licensing policies. If you
+wish to use these trademarks for purposes other than simple
+redistribution of Asterisk source code obtained from Digium, you
+should contact our licensing department to determine the necessary
+steps you must take.
+If you have any questions regarding our licensing policy, please
++1.877.546.8963 (via telephone in the USA)
++1.256.428.6000 (via telephone outside the USA)
++1.256.864.0464 (via FAX inside or outside the USA)
+IAX2/misery.digium.com/6000 (via IAX2)
+firstname.lastname@example.org (via email)
+150 West Park Loop
+Huntsville, AL 35806
@@ -19,34 +19,6 @@ community on this Wiki:
- Asterisk is distributed under GNU General Public License and is also
-available under alternative licenses negotiated directly with Digium, Inc.
-If you obtained Asterisk under the GPL, then the GPL applies to all
-loadable modules used on your system as well, except as defined below.
- Digium, Inc. (formerly Linux Support Services) retains copyright and/or a
-sufficient license to all components of the core Asterisk system, and therefore
-can grant, at its sole discretion, the ability for companies, individuals, or
-organizations to create proprietary or Open Source (but non-GPL'd) modules
-which may be dynamically linked at runtime with the portions of Asterisk which
-fall under our copyright/license umbrella, or are distributed under more
-flexible licenses than GPL.
- If you wish to use our code in other GPL programs, don't worry -- there
-is no requirement that you provide the same exception in your GPL'd
-products (although if you've written a module for Asterisk we would
-strongly encourage you to make the same exception that we do).
- Specific permission is also granted to OpenSSL and OpenH323 to link with
- If you have any questions, whatsoever, regarding our licensing policy,
-please contact us.
- Modules that are GPL-licensed and not available under Digium's
-licensing scheme are added to the Asterisk-addons CVS module.
* OPERATING SYSTEMS
== Linux ==