[linux-audio-user] License free Linux ??

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Thu Dec 4 13:57:26 EST 2003

While browsing your site I noticed you are promoting your software as 
running on a license free Linux OS.

You should be aware that Linux software is generally provided under two 
Licenses. The GNU Public License(GPL) and the Lesser GNU Public 

It is a gross misrepresentation of the GPL/LGPL to mislead your 
customers into thinking they are buying a license free product.

In the interests of promoting your goods fairly it is your obligation to 
inform your customers they are buying into the GNU Public License(GPL). 
  While Linux software is usually free as in beer and speech it is not 
license free.

We are waiting for your action and response. Please be aware that many 
people read the LAU list which I have included in this post. Some of 
them even write articles for well known audio publications.

Best regards.

Patrick Shirkey - Boost Hardware Ltd.
Http://www.djcj.org - The Linux Audio Users guide

More information about the Linux-audio-user mailing list