[LAD] [LAU] zitaretuner

Joakim Hernberg jhernberg at alchemy.lu
Sat Oct 11 12:48:35 UTC 2014

On Fri, 10 Oct 2014 20:14:14 +0000
Fons Adriaensen <fons at linuxaudio.org> wrote:

> Today I got an email of a user asking me to help him make a plugin
> called 'zitaretuner' work. I never wrote such a plugin, and I didn't
> even know it existed. So I can't help this user.

> And as a final topping on the cake, that whole crappy thing is
> presented as if I were the author of it all. No mention at all
> that things have been modified, and by whom or why. This alone
> is a clear violation of the license under which zita-at1 was
> released. And whoever did it doesn't even have the courage to
> identify him/herself. 

> I've complained about this sort of thing before, and this time
> I'm really pissed. So let one thing be clear: I will never again
> release any code under a license that allows this sort of thing
> to happen. 

I'm very sorry to hear this Fons.

Seems completely unacceptable to modify GPL code without clearly
stating who has done the modification and just leave the old information
in place making it appear as it is the work of the original author.
Using the zita moniker in the name of the program just serves to
confuse the situation ever more.

IIRC it's not the first time this person has indulged in similar
behaviour either..

FWIW, I just want to let you know that I have been enjoying using your
software and very much appreciate the work you have done for open
source audio software, and that I totally understand your anger at such
unacceptable behaviour.


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