LinuxSampler license, was Re: [linux-audio-dev] fst, VST 2.0, kontakt

Andreas Kuckartz A.Kuckartz at
Sun Jul 2 16:30:46 UTC 2006

Dave Phillips or Christian Schoenebeck wrote:
> Unfortunately I haven't found an existing open source license which
> would reflect those restrictions. Some even said this wouldn't be an
> open source license according to definitions of XY, but personally I
> think it would.

I suggest that you read this:

The Open Source Definition

Especially have a look at point 6 ("No Discrimination Against Fields of

> So maybe we would have to write a new license, like a
> "Participation License" or something which might also
> be used by other projects in future of course.

Do so, but then do not tell anyone that this is an "Open Source"-license
- it is not.


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