Re: [LAU] VST and legal issues

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To: Grammostola Rosea <rosea.grammostola@...>
Cc: linux-audio-user <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 1:38 pm

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*- Building Ardour, Qtractor, LMMS with VST-support is illegal, right?

*No. *Distributing* these packages (that were built with the official VST
SDK) is illegal.
*
- And energyxt? Are they allowed to use VST technology?*

Yes.
*
- Installing JOST and using it, is illegal right?*

No.

*No* to the rest of the questions too.

As a user, you have all the rights to build and use a program with VST
support. You must not distribute it, *a la* "share".

The SDK is "freely available", but the license forbids "redistribution".
What this means is that everyone is a developer in that sense; you download
the SDK, build the program, and then use it, end of story/signal flow.

There are "wrappers" that work around this, basically an application written
from scratch to use Wine and emulate VST handles. An example is LMMS - you
can distribute it and still enjoy VST support. The best route IMHO.

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- Building Ardour, Qtractor, LMMS with VST-support is illegal, right?No. Distributing these packages (that were built with the official VST SDK) is illegal.- And energyxt? Are they allowed to use VST technology?
Yes.- Installing JOST and using it, is illegal right?No.No to the rest of the questions too.As a user, you have all the rights to build and use a program with VST support. You must not distribute it, a la "share".
The SDK is "freely available", but the license forbids "redistribution". What this means is that everyone is a developer in that sense; you download the SDK, build the program, and then use it, end of story/signal flow.
There are "wrappers" that work around this, basically an application written from scratch to use Wine and emulate VST handles. An example is LMMS - you can distribute it and still enjoy VST support. The best route IMHO.

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[LAU] VST and legal issues, Grammostola Rosea, (Sun Nov 23, 1:09 pm)
Re: [LAU] VST and legal issues, David Baron, (Sun Nov 23, 1:41 pm)
Re: [LAU] VST and legal issues, Rui Nuno Capela, (Sun Nov 23, 2:01 pm)
Re: [LAU] VST and legal issues, Dave Phillips, (Sun Nov 23, 1:40 pm)
Re: [LAU] VST and legal issues, Rui Nuno Capela, (Sun Nov 23, 1:56 pm)
Re: [LAU] VST and legal issues, Pieter Palmers, (Sun Nov 23, 2:50 pm)
Re: [LAU] VST and legal issues, Jan Depner, (Sun Nov 23, 5:44 pm)
Re: [LAU] VST and legal issues, Simon Wise, (Mon Nov 24, 3:10 am)
Re: [LAU] VST and legal issues, Justin Smith, (Mon Nov 24, 5:36 am)
Re: [LAU] VST and legal issues, Simon Wise, (Mon Nov 24, 7:16 am)
Re: [LAU] VST and legal issues, Rui Nuno Capela, (Sun Nov 23, 6:32 pm)
Re: [LAU] VST and legal issues, Arnold Krille, (Sun Nov 23, 9:11 pm)
Re: [LAU] VST and legal issues, Folderol, (Sun Nov 23, 6:45 pm)
Re: [LAU] VST and legal issues, Ray Rashif, (Sun Nov 23, 1:38 pm)
Re: [LAU] VST and legal issues, carmen, (Sun Nov 23, 2:05 pm)
Re: [LAU] VST and legal issues, Damon Chaplin, (Sun Nov 23, 2:27 pm)