Re: Platform

Il giorno gio, 21/05/2009 alle 21.30 +0300, Stefan Kost ha scritto:
> Bastien Nocera schrieb:
> > On Tue, 2009-05-19 at 17:15 +0300, Stefan Kost wrote:
> > 
> > <snip>
> >>> You might be confusing mDNS and service discovery with the protocols
> >>> implemented on top of it. We want to use both UPNP and mDNS for
> >>> interoperability purposes, but I don't see the point in re-coding mDNS
> >>> applications to use UPNP instead
> >> I just pointed to the legal situation. I know that those are two
> >> different things and idealy we support them both as needed.
> > 
> > A trademark problem? Why is that an issue to us what Apple calls their
> > mDNS stack?
> > 
> > I still don't understand what you're worried about...
> > 
> this is from lennarts blog:
> would be good if avahi developers could comment here.
> Stefan

As I read this: Apple's implementation is under the Apache license,
which isn't particularly good, *SO* Avahi itself has been rewritten
using the LGPL, and offers much better integration with the GNU/Linux
stack (for example, DBus support...). 

This means there're no compatibility problems with Avahi and other free
(as in speech) software around.

This I got by reading 

To sum it up: the mDNS specification is there to implement, Apple
released Bonjour with the Apache license, Avahi implements it using the

Maybe I'm missing something?


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