[linux-audio-dev] Tracktion, JUCE and Linux

Julian Storer jules at rawmaterialsoftware.com
Wed Apr 27 13:00:12 UTC 2005

Thanks Jan - I do understand the philosophical arguments.

And like you, I'm also very keen on "free software as defined by the 
FSF". That's why I publish over 100,000 lines of the stuff.


Jan Weil wrote:

>Hi Julian,
>welcome to the LAD world.
>Am Mittwoch, den 27.04.2005, 11:33 +0100 schrieb Julian Storer:
>>- Yes, it's a dual-license project. So if you want to contribute, you'd 
>>need to be happy about me taking over the copyright of any stuff you 
>>send me. Obviously that's your personal decision, and please, I don't 
>>have time to get drawn into endless boring discussions about the 
>>morality of dual-licensing! My views on the dual-license is that it 
>>keeps everything free for you GPL guys, and I get to make a (very small) 
>>bit of cash in return for my 5 years hard work.
>>- Ok, I admit it, I'm a control freak about the code in Juce, so you'd 
>>also have to be willing to let me rip your stuff to shreds and butcher 
>>it to suit my sensibilities! (In fact, I think I'd probably prefer 
>>messy, sketchy code that I can tidy up, rather than immaculate code that 
>>isn't quite the way I like it!).
>Just lurk for a while or study the ML archives and you'll find that many
>of the LADs are very keen on [Free Software][0] as defined by the FSF.
>I'm afraid that even though your project may well be worth it you won't
>attract (m)any developers on this list by stating something like "you'd 
>need to be happy about me taking over the copyright of any stuff you 
>send me". You know, usually, we GPL guys are not interested in writing
>"messy, sketchy code" which has to be tidied up. Instead of that I'd
>consider the appreciation of each others work an essential part of OSS
>development, where often enough a lot of passion is involved.
>Just my thoughts.
>[0]: http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html

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