[linux-audio-user] Re: distorting Linuxsampler

Paul Winkler pw_lists at slinkp.com
Thu Apr 20 11:40:49 EDT 2006

On Thu, Apr 20, 2006 at 11:03:49AM -0400, Dave Phillips wrote:
> Frank Barknecht wrote:
> >According to their words: "COMMERCIAL USE of the souce code, libraries
> >and applications is NOT ALLOWED without prior written permission by
> >the LinuxSampler authors" no professional musician is allowed to use
> >LinuxSampler except with a written permission. 
> > 
> >
> Frank, where did you get this text ? It's not the text I quoted from the 
> "The LinuxSampler library (liblinuxsampler) and its applications are 
> distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (see 
> COPYING file), but with the EXCEPTION that they may NOT be used in 
> COMMERCIAL software or hardware products without prior written 
> authorization by the authors."
> This is from recent CVS sources.

Yep, they're basically trying to mutate the GPL into the old Csound
license.  There are no restrictions on selling music made with
LinuxSampler. There are restrictions on selling LinuxSampler itself.

Personally I don't get what all the fuss is about.


Paul Winkler

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