[LAU] zitaretuner

Marc Lavallée marc at hacklava.net
Sat Oct 11 14:44:11 UTC 2014

Hello Fons.

On Fri, 10 Oct 2014 20:14:14 +0000, Fons Adriaensen wrote :
> And as a final topping on the cake, that whole crappy thing is
> presented as if I were the author of it all. No mention at all
> that things have been modified, and by whom or why. This alone
> is a clear violation of the license under which zita-at1 was
> released. And whoever did it doesn't even have the courage to
> identify him/herself. 
> 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. 

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 23:41:38 -0400, Paul Davis wrote:
> however, as philipp noted, i think that i have never seen any open
> source license that would prohibit what happened here. it would be a
> great shame if fons' immense contributions to audio software, and
> linux audio software in particular, ended up being released under
> closed source licenses in the future.

On Sat, 11 Oct 2014 03:22:41 +0200, Philipp Überbacher wrote :
> I really don't know how releasing the code under a different license
> could possibly get rid of this issue. If people violate the GPL they
> will violate any other license as well and there's little you can do
> about it. The only way that might work is to not release any code at
> all, and I hope that you won't go down that road.

On Sat, 11 Oct 2014 11:30:58 +0200, Florian Paul Schmidt wrote:
> You must not ever release any source code to anyone then. Cause this
> kind of thing is bound to happen. People will ignore licenses. People
> will butcher code.

On Sat, 11 Oct 2014 14:48:35 +0200, Joakim Hernberg wrote :
> Seems completely unacceptable to modify GPL code without clearly
> stating who has done the modification and just leave the old
> information in place making it appear as it is the work of the
> original author. Using the zita moniker in the name of the program
> just serves to confuse the situation ever more.

The GPL is not in cause; a binary released with a non-free license
could also have attribution issues.

On Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:09:10 -0500, Chris Caudle wrote :
> http://sourceforge.net/u/j-e-f-f-g/profile/send_message

On Fri, 10 Oct 2014 23:18:42 +0100, Will Godfrey wrote : 
> Seems it's already been removed.

Looking carefully at :
nothing appeared to be released.

But a Google search for zitaretuner shows some previous activity on
SourceForge. I can see: 

"zitaretuner. LV2 and LADSPA versions of Fons Adriaensen's pitch
retuner. Brought to you by: j-e-f-f-g"

It looks like the software was attributed to j-e-f-f-g, as a version of
retuner by Fons Adriaensen.

Is there a link to the current release? How can we get the software?


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