[LAD] Source code for Open Sound System now available under GPLv2 and CDDL 1.0

Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas pedro.lopez.cabanillas at gmail.com
Thu Jun 14 17:23:22 UTC 2007

On Thursday, 14 June 2007 00:41, pete shorthose wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-06-14 at 00:42 +0300, Hannu Savolainen wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> >
> > Now it has happened. Open Sound System is finally open sourced.
> http://4front-tech.com/hannublog/?p=5

	"However the ALSA API is still almost completely undocumented 
	(after three years of it’s release) so how can anybody expect 
	that programmers could develop good applications based on it."

	"For the above reasons the benefits of OSS are widely ignored:
	* It’s fully documented (OTOH some parts of the documentation 
	are still under construction)."

Yeah. The ALSA API is also fully documented, but some parts are still in a 
work in progress state...

What happened to MIDI/sequencer?

	"The real problems started few months after that when I tried to 
	document the sequencer/music interface.  [...] Due to lack of 
	time I gave up but promised to write the documentation later."

	"The bad news is that there is no MIDI support in OSS 4.0. There 
	are few bugs in the MIDI code and we decided to ship OSS 4.0 
	without it [...] MIDI support will be included in OSS 4.1 
	(hopefully within this year)."

OK, lets talk about MIDI after some months.


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