Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - update

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Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 9:24 am

Hallo,
Steve Harris hat gesagt: // Steve Harris wrote:

> Consensus seems to be that they need to distribute code for the

Are they? See below.

> However, shipping them in one

According to the slightly skewed view of the FSF, even the former could be a
violation:

If the program dynamically links plug-ins, and they make function calls to
each other and share data structures, we believe they form a single program,
which must be treated as an extension of both the main program and the
plug-ins. This means that combination of the GPL-covered plug-in with the
non-free main program would violate the GPL. However, you can resolve that
legal problem by adding an exception to your plug-in's license, giving
permission to link it with the non-free main program.

Quotint the GPL-FAQ. However applied to LADSPA this would mean, that
GPL-plug-ins are not allowed in commercial software *at all*, and this would
also be the case for e.g. Renoise, even when it doesn't ship the plugins, but
uses the system-wide installed plugins.

So if Beat Kangzs isn't allowed to load swh-plugins, then Renoise wouldn't be
allowed neither, as far as I understand it. And Renoise does load them, I just
checked. So we'd have another violation alert for Renoise. Happy hunting. :)

Ciao
--
Frank
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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)