[linux-audio-user] License free Linux ??
eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Thu Dec 4 14:43:02 EST 2003
I tend to agree with Andreas. It's cool that they are using Linux. I
guess what they are trying to convey is "License fee free" as opposed to
"License free". That shouldn't cause any heartburn.
On Thu, 2003-12-04 at 13:44, Andreas Kuckartz wrote:
> On which pages do they do that?
> I have visited their site and only found "License-free" hidden on this page:
> The term "License-free" is not correct and they should correct that. But I
> really do not think that this is a reason to threaten them with the Linux
> Audio Users community.
> I think it is great that they use Linux.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Patrick Shirkey" <pshirkey at boosthardware.com>
> To: <info at museresearch.com>; "A list for linux audio users"
> <linux-audio-user at music.columbia.edu>
> Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2003 7:57 PM
> Subject: [linux-audio-user] License free Linux ??
> > 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
> > License(LGPL).
> > 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.boosthardware.com
> > Http://www.djcj.org - The Linux Audio Users guide
> > ========================================
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