Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Sampler

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Date: Thursday, December 8, 2005 - 12:01 pm

On Thu, 2005-12-08 at 12:00 +0100, Peder Hedlund wrote:

These terms are for the licensee (you), not the copyright owner (the LS
authors). The copyright owners are allowed to relicense their software
any way they want. If you have a GPL'd copy of LS then it is GPL and no
one can tell you that the terms for your copy have suddenly changed. But
if you download the CVS version, which apparently has this "no
commercial use" restriction, then you are not allowed to use that
version commercially.

> OTOH this raises the interesting question: what's to stop me from

You are not a copyright owner, so you can not release the software under
another license. And since the actual license is GPL + the
non-commercial "exception", that extract from =A76 could be taken to mean
that you are not allowed to impose any restrictions other than the one
in the GPL + the exception.=20

_Or_ it could be taken to mean that you are not allowed to impose any
further restrictions other than the ones in the pure GPL, in which case
you are not allowed to redistribute LS at all since redistributing it
under the pure GPL would give other people additional rights (using it
commercially), which you can not give them since you are not the
copyright owner. From =A77: "If you cannot distribute so as to satisfy
simultaneously your obligations under this License and any other
pertinent obligations, then as a consequence you may not distribute the
Program at all."

This is why I said it was confusing...

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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)