Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler

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Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2005 - 10:58 pm

On Wed, 2005-12-07 at 14:04 -0800, Mark Knecht wrote:

Their CVS server isn't responding, so I can't see the whole License
Agreement. But I see this on the web page:

LinuxSampler is licensed under the GNU GPL license with the exception=20
that COMMERCIAL USE of the souce code, libraries and applications is
NOT ALLOWED without prior written permission by the LinuxSampler=20
authors. If you have questions on the subject please contact us.

This is pretty nasty - if I interpret it correctly, it means that
LinuxSampler is no longer free software (at least not as defined by the
FSF, http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html ) and not even freeware,
since a producer making commercial music would have to pay to use it.

The LinuxSampler hackers are of course free to license their code any
way they want, but I wish people who add this kind of exceptions to the
GPL would call it something else instead of "GNU GPL with exception
foo". That will just confuse people when the license is uncompatible
with the GPL.

--=20
Lars Luthman
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[linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler, Mehmet Okonsar, (Wed Dec 7, 8:54 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler, Christoph Eckert, (Wed Dec 7, 10:16 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler, Mark Knecht, (Wed Dec 7, 10:04 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler, Lars Luthman, (Wed Dec 7, 10:58 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler, Peder Hedlund, (Thu Dec 8, 7:45 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler, Pete Leigh, (Thu Dec 8, 8:26 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler, Peder Hedlund, (Thu Dec 8, 9:36 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler, Pete Leigh, (Thu Dec 8, 10:02 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler, Peder Hedlund, (Thu Dec 8, 10:59 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler, Lars Luthman, (Thu Dec 8, 12:01 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler, Mark Knecht, (Thu Dec 8, 12:09 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, (Thu Dec 8, 8:20 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler, Mark Knecht, (Thu Dec 8, 10:43 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler, Allan Wind, (Fri Dec 9, 1:43 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler, Lee Revell, (Thu Dec 8, 11:24 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler, Paul Davis, (Fri Dec 9, 2:20 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, (Fri Dec 9, 2:42 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler, Lars Luthman, (Fri Dec 9, 12:17 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler, Mark Knecht, (Thu Dec 8, 11:49 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler, Paul Davis, (Thu Dec 8, 1:32 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler, Florian Schmidt, (Thu Dec 8, 11:25 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler, c, (Thu Dec 8, 7:01 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler, Dave Phillips, (Thu Dec 8, 12:11 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler, Lars Luthman, (Thu Dec 8, 12:32 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler, Josh Lawrence, (Thu Dec 8, 2:33 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler, Pete Leigh, (Thu Dec 8, 8:33 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler, Allan Wind, (Thu Dec 8, 12:05 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler, Pete Bessman, (Fri Dec 9, 7:14 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler, Pete Bessman, (Fri Dec 9, 7:12 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler, Mark Knecht, (Thu Dec 8, 1:45 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler, Josh Lawrence, (Thu Dec 8, 4:51 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler, c, (Thu Dec 8, 7:04 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler, JackLab Core Team, (Wed Dec 7, 10:02 pm)