On Thu, May 27, 2021 at 5:21 PM Roberto <roberto@zenvoid.org> wrote:
On Thu, May 27, 2021 at 04:03:03PM -0600, Paul Davis wrote:
> You;ve also skipped all of the libraries on pianobook.co.uk that are in
> DecentSampler format, and can thus be played in either DecentSampler
> (gratis, non-libre) or sfizz (gratis & libre)

I think that they were excluded on purpose by the author. Those samples
are free to use within your own compositions, but the samples themselves
are not free (as in the free software / open source meaning):


"You may not sell sample(s), or give away any sample(s) for use by any
other person(s)."

Extremely fair point. I didn't read the original post carefully enough to realize that the libre-distributable part was an important quality for the list.

The conditions on pianobook about redistribution are part of a general pattern of sort-of-friendly-towards-FLOSS seen in many of the things that Chris Henson touches. He's a fan of people getting together to do things as a community and making the results available at no charge, but push that just a little further than he wants to go by himself, and you see the limits.