[linux-audio-user] Anyone able to run Csound in Linux in real-time?

mawali at news.icns.com mawali at news.icns.com
Tue Mar 18 12:32:00 EST 2003

This whole issue is dacades old, isnt that why the whole FSF fiasco 

On Tue, 18 Mar 2003, Frank Barknecht wrote:

> Hallo,
> Dave Phillips hat gesagt: // Dave Phillips wrote:
> > Frank, as you can see, this license prohibits *any* redistribution
> > unless specifically contracted via MIT. 
> I didn't understand it this way, but it seems to be even worse than I
> thought...
> > However, Rick Boulanger recently met with Barry Vercoe to ask
> > specifically about a change in the license. Apparently Barry is
> > sympathetic but he may not have the real power to change it, i.e., it
> > might be more MIT's decision than his (as you can see above, Barry does
> > not hold the copyright, it belongs to MIT). At any rate, Rick spoke with
> > Barry a few weeks ago and nothing of substance has been reported yet.
> > Rick is a good fellow, I know he wants to help resolve this rather
> > important issue, but don't hold your breath waiting for a change. 
> Yes, this license discussion is so old but it is also so sad. MIT
> could make available a good software, but they need to face the fact,
> that it is several *decades* old. I see no way they could make any
> money from such an "old-fashioned" software, and also Csound is *only*
> still useful today because of the work, non-MIT people like j. ffitch
> are doing for it. 
> So MIT isn't just holding back a piece of software they own, but a
> whole community, that they don't own, but they behave like the did.
> There lies the real tragic of the whole affair and that is the point,
> why every 6 months or so an important developer is leaving the Csound
> community. 
> I really hope, Dr. Boulanger can persuade the MIT to make Csound open
> source. I learned a lot from the Csound book, but I'm forced to use
> this knowledge in Pd now. (Which I would have done anyway, I guess ;)
> ciao

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