Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler

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Date: Thursday, December 8, 2005 - 10:02 am

On 08/12/05, Peder Hedlund wrote:

> > If you own the copyright on something, you can license it how

> But can you really restrict usage of the software?

Well, the way you can effectively license software - you'd
have to ask a lawyer, but I think there are plenty of licensing
schemes out there that say: "only for non-commercial use".

Whether they would work in court, I've no real idea.

> I mean, if someone has accepted to use the software under

Under GPL terms, yes. If he's using a version of Linux Sampler
which was released under the GPL you're quite right.

But if he's accepted the LS license being talked about, it's not the
GPL, it's the GPL plus an exception disallowing commercial use.
A different beast.

> I don't think GPL allows exceptions to the license in that something

The pure, original GPL doesn't allow this. But they are apparently
not offering the software under the GPL, but under a
GPL+commercial-exception license of their own.

The developers themselves have no obligations under the GPL,
because they themselves wrote the software and own the copyright.
They did not license their use of it from some other party.

Whether licenses that attempt to restrict the use of the thing
licensed are robust enough to satisfy a court, that's a different
question.

- Pete.

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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)