On 07/02/13 05:34, Louis Gorenfeld wrote:
> - Make it easier for authors to support Linux: I'm the author of a VST
It is not a technical point about only using free software ... it is a very real
copyright issue. VST is owned by Steinberg so unless you are willing to
ignore/reject Copyright and IP laws (which would be really problematic regarding
your other points about encouraging commercial software on Linux) then you are
very limited in how VST can be distributed in Linux. To change that you must
convince Steinberg to change the license they offer. A freely distributed
program obviously cannot pay Steinberg for every downloaded copy .. so no
license .. so the potential user must compile their own version of VST support.
See Dave Philips article ...
> The greater problem is the license for the VST SDK, particularly this section
basically VST is a privately owned protocol and the owner makes money by selling
license for hosts, so distributing free hosts is not allowed. (Though compiling
a host for personal use apparently is OK?)
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