Re: [LAD] [OT] LinuxSampler and GPL - some clarifications

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Date: Monday, January 28, 2008 - 10:39 am

> The GPL doesn't *address* compensation for distribution at all.

I understand your point of a missing compensation mechanism very well.
And surely open-source developers would be thankful if they could get
something back in return. Be it code or even money so they can make a
living. But although compensation is in no way enforced or even assured
it's already happening. On a voluntary basis.

The problem I see is the very moment you add a compensation mechanism to
the terms of the GPL (or any similar license terms) you make them less
free. And this is the exact opposite of the motivation of a FOSS
developer. Less freedom.

There's a social background to the GPL out of the scope of legal terms
and definitions. And that is what drives many people even if they don't
get any reward at all.

Yours sincerely,
Dennis Schulmeister

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Re: [LAD] [OT] LinuxSampler and GPL - some clarifications, Luis Garrido, (Sun Jan 27, 12:19 pm)
Re: [LAD] [OT] LinuxSampler and GPL - some clarifications, Thorsten Wilms, (Sun Jan 27, 1:56 pm)
Re: [LAD] [OT] LinuxSampler and GPL - some clarifications, Alberto Botti, (Sun Jan 27, 3:08 pm)
Re: [LAD] [OT] LinuxSampler and GPL - some clarifications, Dennis Schulmeister, (Sun Jan 27, 3:44 pm)
Re: [LAD] [OT] LinuxSampler and GPL - some clarifications, Dennis Schulmeister, (Sun Jan 27, 10:21 pm)
Re: [LAD] [OT] LinuxSampler and GPL - some clarifications, Thorsten Wilms, (Sun Jan 27, 9:53 am)
Re: [LAD] [OT] LinuxSampler and GPL - some clarifications, Christian Schoenebeck, (Sun Jan 27, 11:09 am)
Re: [LAD] [OT] LinuxSampler and GPL - some clarifications, Dennis Schulmeister, (Mon Jan 28, 10:12 pm)
Re: [LAD] [OT] LinuxSampler and GPL - some clarifications, Gene Heskett, (Sun Jan 27, 11:35 pm)
Re: [LAD] [OT] LinuxSampler and GPL - some clarifications, Gordon JC Pearce, (Tue Jan 29, 2:58 pm)
Re: [LAD] [OT] LinuxSampler and GPL - some clarifications, Dave Robillard, (Wed Jan 30, 5:01 pm)
Re: [LAD] [OT] LinuxSampler and GPL - some clarifications, Gordon JC Pearce, (Wed Jan 30, 4:50 pm)
Re: [LAD] [OT] LinuxSampler and GPL - some clarifications, Dennis Schulmeister, (Mon Jan 28, 10:39 am)
Re: [LAD] [OT] LinuxSampler and GPL - some clarifications, Dave Robillard, (Tue Jan 29, 6:02 am)
Re: [LAD] [OT] LinuxSampler and GPL - some clarifications, Dave Robillard, (Wed Jan 30, 5:18 pm)
Re: [LAD] [OT] LinuxSampler and GPL - some clarifications, Dave Robillard, (Thu Jan 31, 12:35 am)
Re: [LAD] [OT] LinuxSampler and GPL - some clarifications, Julien Claassen, (Thu Jan 31, 12:43 am)
Re: [LAD] [OT] LinuxSampler and GPL - some clarifications, Gordon JC Pearce, (Wed Jan 30, 5:06 pm)
Re: [LAD] [OT] LinuxSampler and GPL - some clarifications, Dave Robillard, (Wed Jan 30, 5:43 pm)
Re: [LAD] [OT] LinuxSampler and GPL - some clarifications, Dave Robillard, (Thu Jan 31, 12:50 am)
Re: [LAD] [OT] LinuxSampler and GPL - some clarifications, Julien Claassen, (Thu Jan 31, 1:39 am)
Re: [LAD] [OT] LinuxSampler and GPL - some clarifications, Dave Robillard, (Thu Jan 31, 2:35 am)
Re: [LAD] [OT] LinuxSampler and GPL - some clarifications, Hannu Savolainen, (Wed Jan 30, 11:14 pm)
Re: [LAD] [OT] LinuxSampler and GPL - some clarifications, Gordon JC Pearce, (Wed Jan 30, 10:51 pm)
Re: [LAD] [OT] LinuxSampler and GPL - some clarifications, Gordon JC Pearce, (Wed Jan 30, 11:22 pm)
Re: [LAD] [OT] LinuxSampler and GPL - some clarifications, Gordon JC Pearce, (Thu Jan 31, 12:01 am)
Re: [LAD] [OT] LinuxSampler and GPL - some clarifications, Dave Robillard, (Thu Jan 31, 1:04 am)
Re: [LAD] [OT] LinuxSampler and GPL - some clarifications, Jens M Andreasen, (Thu Jan 31, 5:17 am)
Re: [LAD] [OT] LinuxSampler and GPL - some clarifications, Dave Robillard, (Thu Jan 31, 4:11 pm)
Re: [LAD] [OT] LinuxSampler and GPL - some clarifications, Krzysztof Foltman, (Tue Jan 29, 2:42 pm)
Re: [LAD] [OT] LinuxSampler and GPL - some clarifications, Dennis Schulmeister, (Mon Jan 28, 12:27 am)