Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - update

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Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 9:02 am

An update.

I've been contacted by the company that sells this software, asking
for retrospective permission, or something along those lines.

I'm not going to grant it - I don't really think I can, the "SWH"
plugins represent the work of far too many people for me to feel
comfortable doing that, and it's not necessary anyway, as long as they
stick by whatever the conditions of the licence may be. But, I don't
actually have a clear idea of what the GPL says should happen.

Consensus seems to be that they need to distribute code for the
plugins they include, but whether they are allowed to ship the plugins
is another question.

The crazy thing is that if they shipped their host in one package, and
redistributed some LADPSA plugins (with source) in another then they
would not be violating the licence as far as I can see - both actions
are perfectly legitimate in isolation. However, shipping them in one
package might be some sort of violation.

That's slightly mad.

- Steve
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[LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Michael Fisher, (Mon Aug 3, 8:30 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Tue Aug 4, 1:37 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Tue Aug 4, 5:39 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - update, Steve Harris, (Wed Aug 5, 9:02 am)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - update, Tom Szilagyi, (Mon Aug 10, 1:33 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - update, Bob Ham, (Wed Aug 5, 12:50 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - update, Sampo Savolainen, (Wed Aug 5, 10:49 am)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - update, Jack O'Quin, (Wed Aug 5, 3:29 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - update, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Aug 5, 11:33 am)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - update, Steve Harris, (Wed Aug 5, 11:16 am)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - update, Frank Barknecht, (Wed Aug 5, 9:24 am)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - update, Emanuel Rumpf, (Wed Aug 5, 6:14 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Dr Nicholas J Bailey, (Tue Aug 4, 2:45 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Tue Aug 4, 3:08 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Tue Aug 4, 3:43 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Tue Aug 4, 8:29 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Erik de Castro Lopo, (Tue Aug 4, 12:21 am)