[LAU] zitaretuner

Peder Hedlund peder at musikhuset.org
Fri Oct 10 21:08:56 UTC 2014

Quoting Fons Adriaensen <fons at linuxaudio.org>:

> 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.

> 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.

FWIW, I don't think any FLOSS license requires the person changing the  
code to take responsibility for his or her changes. The licenses are  
usually there to protect the creator of the original code.

I guess your case is somewhat similar to what Mozilla is seeing with  
the Firefox code; they don't want distributions' changes to bite them  
in the ass so they copyright the name and requires other people to  
release the modified code under another brand name, such as IceWeasel.

JeffG seems fairly active on LinuxMusicians so you might have a chance  
at contacting him over there.

  - Peder

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