[linux-audio-dev] initial release of libfst - in-process VST support

Chris Cannam cannam at all-day-breakfast.com
Wed Apr 21 16:08:41 UTC 2004

This is a lovely piece of work.  Very impressive.

Can you explain the licensing?  The library appears at first glance to 
contain both original code and (LGPL) code from other authors, the 
whole under a GPL licence.  To build and run it requires the VST SDK, 
but this is licensed incompatibly with the GPL.  Does this mean that 
nobody (and in particular no Linux distributor) can redistribute a 
runnable version of libfst, jack_fst, or any other code that uses 
libfst, because they can't satisfy section 3 of the GPL by including 
the VST SDK source?


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