Skype releases source code for SILK

Credit where credit is due: @voiploser and Michael Graves provided this tip

In its latest filing with the ITEF, Skype (www.skype.com) released the source code to SILK under an open license, with the code presented as an appendix to the filing.

Codec junkies can review “draft-vos-silk-01” at http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-vos-silk-01, with the fixed-point C code starting at page 28 and running to the end of page 565. The code is being provided under a BSD license if this reporter is deciphering the legalese and components are “provided without warranty” as described in the BSD license.

Michael Graves (http://www.mgraves.org/voip/) tweeted that Speex author Jean-Marc Valin grabbed the code from the ITEF wideband mailing list to try it out, but no word back as of this evening as to the results of his efforts.

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