[linux-audio-dev] [ANN] Audio* Project Needs a Developer or Two

Nick nicktsocanos at charter.net
Wed Apr 9 22:26:00 UTC 2003

On Tue, 2003-04-08 at 08:25, Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:
> On Tue, 08 Apr 2003 20:56:43 +0900
> Junichi Uekawa <dancer at netfort.gr.jp> wrote:
> > Few comments:
> > 
> > I've checked the licensing, and it's not clear from the webpage;
> > I gathered that it's not GPL, right ?
> > Also, using PortAudio means it probably cannot be GPL.
> Why not? I had a look at the license and it seems very much like
> the new BSD style license (no advertising) and therefore I believe
> is GPL compatible.
> Erik
Hi guys, I'm sorry I went batty the other day.

I really don't know about the license. I had it as LGPL, but there are
issues I don't understand. Like, can someone make commercial music with
LGPL license? Can using Port Audio with LGPL possible? I have code
snippets from other sources, and can't contact the authors. Can I make
it LGPL or GPL or not, I don't know.

I want the license to be, it is free, it is open, you can use it for
whatever purpose you like. I am not responsible for the content of your
music, nor do I make warranties about fit of use. You must honor the
license and provide all source code if you modify it back to the
project. I want it to be open both source, and also freedom to express
yourself and use it commercially for music too. I want the source code
open so people can modify it or work on it, and it can grow.

What will probably happen is I will dump Port Audio and use Jack and
ALSA. I will use LADSPA and Jack plugins for F/X. The effects are the
only code I borrowed because I do not know how to make all the effects
from scratch. 

But, Port Audio license said it can be used for any purpose, it is an
open license. Also, I use it, but it is not the only option, there is
also an ALSA driver. Port Audio was there because it was an easy path
from Windows and Linux.

Nick <nicktsocanos at charter.net>

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